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1861 Confederate Mississippi Letter to General Dahlgren
Item #: L2059
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This is a very nice piece of Confederate history from the state of Mississippi. This is an original multi page rice paper letter from William H. Brown who served as the Quartermaster General for the Army of the state of Mississippi at the outbreak of the Civil War. These then and fragile documents are written on rice paper which feels about half as thin as a standard sheet of paper. Because they are so thin, the documents become much more legible with a colored background. These would have been copies that Brown kept of official letters that he wrote in his position as Quartermaster General of Mississippi. The document is written in Brown ink and as you can see the acid in the ink has worn through some places in the rice paper. The letter was written on August 27, 1861 and was written to Brig. General Charles G. Dahlgren who was located at Pass Christian, Mississippi. Early on in the letter, it talks about marching orders for a company that was located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It also mentions of election of officers in a Regiment. On the last of the 3 pages it has a list of the officers in the field for several famous Mississippi regiments including the Kemper Rebels, the Mississippi Confederates, the Caledonia Rifles and the Oktibbeka Rifles. Each of the documents measure approximately 8 inches by 10-1/2inches in overall size. This is a good looking original document from Confederate Mississippi.


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