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    [Western Sharpshooter, 14th Missouri Volunteers]. Three Letters Concerning Internal Matters of the Western Sharpshooters, 14th Missouri Volunteers, August-September, 1862. Includes:

    Autograph Letter Signed by Colonel Patrick E. Burke.
    Two integral pages, 7.75" x 10", Corinth, Mississippi, August 23, 1862, to Major Placidus Ord, Assistant Adjutant General. Colonel Burke offers criticism of a fellow officer and suggestions for improving battalion cohesiveness. Paper with the usual toning and old fold creases, else very good.

    Autograph Document Concerning Charges Against a Private of the 81st Ohio Volunteers.
    One page, 7.75" x 10", Corinth, Mississippi, August 26, 1862, from Robert E. Bryant, Captain of Commissary and Subsistence, to Captain William Hemstreet, Judge Advocate of Corinth. With the usual fold creases, else fine.

    Autograph Document Concerning the Receipt of a Telegram.
    One page, 7.75" x 10", Corinth, Mississippi, September 16, 1862, to an un-named major, from Colonel Patrick E. Burke of the Western Sharpshooters, 14 Missouri Volunteers. With the usual fold creases, else very good.


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