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    [Map - Panorama of the Seat of War]. Albert M. Wheeler Autograph Letter Signed. Four integral pages, 15.25" x 9.75", "Camp Griffin [Virginia]," January 27, 1862. Wheeler is near Centerville and writes to his friend, James, that he expects "...to make an advance on soon on Centrevill [sic] and drive the damd [sic] rebels...But I hope that I shall be at home next winter..." The bifolium opens to a map titled, "Panorama of the Seat of War," showing the capital at Washington, D.C, Maryland to the north and Northern Virginia (including the Confederate capital of Richmond) to the south. At the upper corners are small portraits of Generals Winfield Scott and George B. McClellan. Folds are weak and separating in places with minor loss of paper. Spots of staining scattered throughout. Lightly soiled in places.

    More Information: At the end of the letter, Mr. Wheeler tells his friend that he wants him "...to [expletive] some of the girls for me. I haven't had any for three months." The curse word and "some" have been crossed out.

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