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    Future Confederate General John B. Magruder Autograph Letter Signed, "J Bankhead Magruder", two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 24, 1857, to Major General Thomas S. Jesup, Washington, D.C. This antebellum letter is penned on the light blue notepaper so fashionable in the 1850s. Magruder, then a Lt. Colonel, here recommends a Lt. A. R. Eddy for an appointment as Assistant Quartermaster. With a second sheet used as a cover postmarked at New Orleans and docketed upon receipt. Very fine condition. A native Virginian and career Army officer, John Bankhead Magruder commanded Confederate forces in the Southwest after a transfer initiated by General Robert E. Lee. He successfully defended Galveston against a Federal assault in 1863.

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    June, 2007
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