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    MAJOR GENERAL THOMAS E. G. RANSOM LETTER SIGNED, 1863. Three pages, 8" x 10", Head Quarters Post of Natchez, August 28, 1863. Highly lauded by Grant, who commented of him: "He has always proved himself the best man I had to send on expeditions." This manuscript letter to Gen. J. B. McPherson, commanding the Army of the Tennessee. Ransom reports on alleged disloyalties, W. M. Shaw, and makes a bitter attack on Col. B. G. Farrar of the 30th Missouri. Letter in part: "...his men and officers can not be trusted in the country alone. They pillage and plunder and destroy beyond any men I have ever commanded and will not follow or obey my orders in this respect... the officers... seem to have a very poor appreciation of the rights of citizens - non combatants - and very little respect for private property..." Great content letter.


    Condition: Very fine, light water stain on one fold


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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