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    Seneca Galusha Simmons Autograph Letter Signed and Carte de Visite. Autograph Letter Signed "S. G. Simmons", one page, 10" x 8", Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 17, 1861, to Col. L. Cake, 25th Reg't Pennsylvania Volunteers. The letter reads in part: "I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 14th inst. Enclosing Muster Rolls of 7 companies of your regiment...they may be of use to you in making out your pay Rolls. On the original Muster Rolls there can be no amounts opposite the names of the officers or men under the column of Remarks...". Very fine condition. The CDV is a full-length portrait of Simmons and is signed by the subject, "S. G. Simmons / Col. 5th Regt P. V." in the lower margin. The verso carries an R. W. Addis, Washington, D. C. backmark. Light soiling, small crease and some fading. Good condition. A career officer and Mexican War veteran, Seneca Simmons (1808 - 1862) briefly commanded Pennsylvania troops during the summer of 1861, however the bulk of his service was with the regular U. S. Army. On June 30, 1862 Simmons was killed at New Market Cross Roads, Virginia. The recipient of the Simmons letter offered here, Henry L. Cake (1827 - 1899), saw additional service in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry and sat in the U. S. Congress after the war.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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