WILLIAM H. BISBEE. TLS: "William H. Bisbee", 1p, 6½x9.
Brookline, Mass., 1939 February 14. To John E. Boos recalling
"memories of the Lincoln Era. Living in an adjoining State, I read day by day
verbatim reports of his renowned contest with the giant Steven (sic) A.
Douglas. Then followed his Cooper Union speech and many more in opposition to
the extension of slavery into our Northwest States, all forecasting his great
possibilities for the Presidency...Two months after Bull Run I joined the
Western Army under Sherman, came promotions and among my cherished mementoes
of those war days are the two Commissions signed by Abraham Lincoln...." In
the Civil War, William H. Bisbee (1840-1942) saw action at the battles of
Corinth, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Rocky Faced Ridge
and Jonesboro. In 1940, at his 100th birthday, Brigadier General Brisbee was
awarded the Purple Heart for his "repeated acts of bravery 80 years ago".
Lightly creased. Vertical fold not at signature. Straight vertical line and
an irregular line drawn at blank left margin. Overall, fine condition.
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