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    Lot of 7 Signatures From Four Kentucky Confederate Generals. Generals Breckinridge, Buckner, Duke and Helm are represented here as follows:
    John C. Breckinridge- clipped signature, moderate foxing. Good condition.
    Simon Bolivar Buckner- signature card, fine condition.
    Simon Bolivar Buckner- Endorsement on partially printed Confederate receipt. Ink stains, else fine condition.
    Basil Duke- signature card, very fine condition.
    Basil Duke- ALS, 2 pages, 8" x 11.5", November 27, 1864, Mossy Creek, Tennessee, to a Captain J. D. Landford. In this very rare letter Duke conveys intelligence about Union forces around Knoxville by writing, "...the 10th Michigan Regt is at the Plains, numbering about 300 and that the rest of their forces is at the Fair Grounds...". Basil Duke assumed command of John Hunt Morgan's forces upon the latter's death in September, 1864.
    Basil Duke- ALS, one page, 7.25" x 9", November 29, 1864, Mossy Creek, Tennessee, to Captain Landford. A continuance of Duke's correspondence regarding Yankee positions and plans. Fine condition.
    Ben Hardin Helm- clipped signature of famed Orphan Brigade general who was killed at Chickamauga. Stains and fading, good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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