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    JAMES LONGSTREET AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 1863. Longstreet (1821 - 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War, the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side. James Longstreet ALS "J. Longstreet". Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75" on blue lined paper. Head Quarters, Richmond Va. July 8th, 1863, in period ink to General D. H. Hill. [In part] "General, your letter of the 5th was received but a few minutes ago. We have reports from scouts and persons from Maryland that Hunter's and Fosters Armies are to come to be...he has been near the us fort Arpaahnak Burnsides failure on account of mind was quite evident enough to me had abundance of time to operate wherever we chose....The enemy's Cavalry is still at Columbia and may try to effect his escape by uniting with Foster...Have all roots me might take blocked off for great distance... I am trying to get a mount for Hoods Division to send in pursuit , I wish that you would import every horse that you may be able to find not in company use on farms. This is no time to have horses for pleasure. All such must be put into service. If you do not need them send them here. --- I remain General, yours most respectfully [Signed] J. Longstreet."

    Condition: Fine to very fine.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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