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CAPTAIN GEORGE A. THAYER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/28/1891 - HFSID 203264

The Union Army captain pens this letter thanking the recipient for sending him a copy of his work, Boyhood Recollections and a few other papers

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GEORGE A. THAYER The Union Army captain pens this letter thanking the recipient for sending him a copy of his work, Boyhood Recollections and a few other papers Autograph Letter signed: “Geo. A. Thayer” in iron gall ink, 1p, 4¾x5½. Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati, 1891 January 28. To “Dear Sir”. In full:I have read your Boyhood Recollection with interest and thank you for sending it to me, as well as other papers of yours at former times. Yours truly”. George A. Thayer (1839-1925) was a Union Army captain who commanded Company K during the American Civil War. He was first commissioned a lieutenant with the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. Then, in 1863, he was promoted to captain of Company K. He participated in the Georgia Campaign, the battles at Resaca, the Siege of Atlanta, and Sherman's March to the Sea. After the war, Thayer wrote several books including The Braintree Soldiers' Memorial (1877) and The Third Critical War of Our National History (1918). Lightly toned. Sparse staining along bottom edge. Top edge and corners worn, with slight paper loss. Otherwise, fine condition.

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