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    Major General John Sedgewick Autograph Letter Signed "John Sedgewick Maj. Gen.". On Sixth Army Corps letterhead, two pages, 8" x 10", Culpepper, Virginia, December 1, 1863, to Col. Eli Long. It reads in part: "...anything I can do for you in the way of your promotion will be most cheerfully done. I do not think any new regiments will be raised...the tendency I think is to...rely on volunteers...it is impossible to obtain recruits for the old regiments, so long as states pay such large bounties...". The letter has minor age toning and some moderate foxing, otherwise very good. Sedgewick (1813-1864) was a Union major general wounded at Antietam and Glendale, found at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter while claiming that the Confederates wouldn't be able to hit an elephant at such a distance.

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