BRIGADIER GENERAL ISRAEL VOGDES - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/04/1873 - HFSID 101522
Sale Price $288.00
BRIGADIER GENERAL ISRAEL VOGDES
He transmits to the Adjutant General the bi-monthly report of deceased soldiers in the First Artillery.
Manuscript Letter signed: "I. Vogdes" as Colonel, 1st Artillery, commanding, 1 page, 7¾x9¾. Headquarters 1st Artillery, Charleston, South Carolina. To the Adjutant General, US Army, Washington, D.C. In full: I have the honor to transmit herewith Bi-monthly Returns of Deceased Soldiers 1st Artillery for Jany and Feby 1873. Very respectfully Your obedient servant". Career soldier Israel Vogdes (1816-1889) graduated from West Point in 1837, assigned to the artillery. Captured in Florida by Confederates at Fort Pickens in October 1861, he was exchanged in August 1862, and appointed a brigadier general in the Union Army's X Corps. He commanded the Federal forces on Folly Island, and participated in the Second Battle of Charleston Harbor. He headed the Military District of Florida in 1864, and finished the war in command of the defenses of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. Reverting to the rank of colonel in the Regular Army, he returned to the 1st US Artillery as its commander until his retirement in 1881. Slightly toned around edges. Normal mailing folds. Stain on bottom left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.