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    Confederate General J.E. Johnston to P.G.T. Beauregard Autograph Letter Signed "J.E. Johnston", one page, 5" x 8", matted and framed under glass (13.5" x 25.5" overall) with print of Johnson, Centerville, Virginia, November 10, 1861, to General P.G.T. Beauregard. It reads: "Dear General, Stuart told me last night that Evans has two companies in addition to the cavalry force you assigned to him. They were sent some weeks ago to relieve two others & E. kept all. The heavy guns at Harper's Ferry could, perhaps be brought to Leesburg by Snicker's Ferry thence by turnpike. I should think this: that it could be used as well, for the same purpose at H. Ferry. Yours truly, J.E. Johnston." This important letter is a reference point for four Confederate generals: J.E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, J.E.B. Stuart, and Richard Ewell. Centerville, Virginia was the winter headquarters for the Confederate Army during the winter of 1861-62. The letter is in fine shape, easily legible and the ink is still bright. There is one small hole in the top left corner.

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    December, 2006
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