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    [Sherman's March to the Sea]. Herschel V. Johnson Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages (1 and 3) of a bifolium, 7.75" x 9.75". Augusta, Georgia; February 15, 1867. A letter to historian Alfred Thomas Goodman in response to a letter requesting autographs of notables. In part: "I had a good many letters from distinguished citizens of the U.S. and could have furnished you a few valuable autographs, but for the special generosity of Gen'l Sherman's army. In their visit to my place in 1854 [no doubt he meant 1864], they took special pains to destroy or mutilate all my private papers and letters, including the title to my land. I have never known what good it did them, but I suppose the thought it necessary to save the Union..."

    Condition:
    Lightly toned, with mat burn along right margin and mounting remnant on verso along integral fold. Tiny rust stains at top, otherwise very clean with bold ink and highly legible script.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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