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CIVIL WAR - UNION - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/01/1863 - HFSID 177260

CIVIL WAR: UNION A Civil War letter dated October of 1863, addressed to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, detailing the robbery of General Scammon Autograph letter signed: "John A. Wills", 3 pages (integral leaf), 7¾x9¾. October 1, 1863. Washington City. In part: "Sir, at the request of Mrs.

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CIVIL WAR: UNION
A Civil War letter dated October of 1863, addressed to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, detailing the robbery of General Scammon
Autograph letter signed: "John A. Wills", 3 pages (integral leaf), 7¾x9¾. October 1, 1863. Washington City. In part: "Sir, at the request of Mrs. Madeline J. Gordard of this city - I make this statement...Dr. Noret addressed a private letter...describing the condition of things in W VA...complaining of the way in which that department was managed...of the present Genl Scammon. He has been robbed by Jenkins...had his property taken by our Quartermaster...without compensation". This letter, detailing several happenings during the height of the Civil War, was addressed to the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton. Succeeding Simon Cameron as Secretary of War, Stanton (1814-1869) made many enemies during the Civil War, but Lincoln refused to remove him, deeming his contribution to the war effort crucial. It was Stanton's refusal to accept dismissal by President Johnson in 1868 that triggered the impeachment of Johnson. The General Scammon referenced as being robbed was most likely brigadier general Eliakim P. Scammon, a career officer of the Union who fought in several major actions of the Kanawha Division. Written in 1863, this letter followed several events on the ongoing Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg, West Virginia joining the Union, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Heavily toned across letter. Light surface creases. Normal mailing folds. Small tears on folds. Heavily stained. Corners lightly worn and creased. Fragile condition.

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