BRIGADIER GENERAL PHILIP D. RODDEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/11/1893 - HFSID 22213
Sale Price $324.00
PHILIP DALE "P. D." RODDEY
The former Confederate general writes from London to another general
Autograph Letter signed: "P. D. Roddey", 1 page, 5x8. London, 1893 November 11. On letterhead of the Westminster Palace Hotel to "My dear General". In full: "Thanks for your kind letter received lately. Although struggling to do so I failed to get away as I had hoped to today & cannot now say when likely to sail but hope it won't be long, as soon as possible to advise you of my sailing. I will advise you of the time when I will certainly sail. In haste very truly yours". Philip Dale Roddey (1826-1897), who owned a steamboat on the Tennessee River, opposed secession, but joined the Confederate Army when Union forces moved into Tennessee. Fighting for the first time at Shiloh (1862), he proved a capable cavalry commander, attached to the forces of Generals Wheeler and Forrest. Rising to the rank of brigadier general and called "the Defender of North Alabama," he led troops who generally dismounted to fight. After the war, he pursued a business career, first in New York and in his final years in London. Two horizontal and one vertical fold. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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