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Letter From Confederate General Lafayette McLaws of Georgia Dated 1879
Item #: A8214
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Here is a nice letter that is entirely written by a former Confederate General. It was written by Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897). McLaws was a graduate of West Point and entered Confederate service as a colonel of the 10th Georgia Infantry. McLaws was a hard fighting Confederate general that fought with Stonewall Jackson at Harper's Ferry and then defended Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg. He also fought at the Devil's Den at Gettysburg. In May of 1864 he was sent to Georgia and South Carolina and commanded a division in Hardee's Corps. After the Civil War he served as postmaster of Savannah, Georgia. This letter was written on December 12th 1879 and he writes to Belmont Perry. He tells the Perry that General Henry Jackson now lives in Savannah. The letter is vividly clear and written in fine brown ink on one sheet of paper that measures 8 inches by 8-3/4ths inches in overall size. The letter is accompanied by a Xerox copy of an image of the General in his uniform. This is a nice letter from a famous Confederate General.


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