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    Roswell S. Ripley Autograph Letter Signed "R.S. Ripley". One page, 7.75" x 9.75", tipped to a blank sheet, "Head Quarters Fort Sumter", June 7, 1861, to Col. Edward Manigault concerning the Confederate occupation of Fort Sumter that had surrendered in April. In part "...concerning the Ammunition Boxes, ordered for this fort. The understanding was that they should be done on Wednesday. As it may give me some trouble in the arrangement of you're ac[coun]t in turning over to the Confederate Authorities..." Ripley served as an officer during the Mexican-American War and as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army seeing action at Antietam and Fredericksburg. He returned to Charleston in 1863 to defend the city against federal forces. Very good condition with usual folds. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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