JOHN B. FLOYD - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1859 - HFSID 17270
JOHN B. FLOYD The Secretary of War signs his name on this letter from 1859 Manuscript letter signed: "John B. Floyd" as Buchanan's Secretary of War, 1p, 7¾x9¾. War Department, 1859 March 31. To William E. Cunningham, New Hartford, New York.
Sale Price $272.00
JOHN B. FLOYD
The Secretary of War signs his name on this letter from 1859
Manuscript letter signed: "John B. Floyd" as Buchanan's Secretary of War, 1p, 7¾x9¾. War Department, 1859 March 31. To William E. Cunningham, New Hartford, New York. In full: "In consequence of the determination not to disturb the few years of study at the Military Academy, the supposed Vacancy which you were nominated to fill will not occur and the appointment is therefore cancelled." John B.Floyd (1806-1863) resigned from his post in the Autumn of 1860, having declared for secession. In the winter of 1861, he was indicted in Washington on the charge of having secretly aided secessionists during his last months in the War Department by dispersing the Army into remote parts of the country and transferring 113,000 muskets from northern to southern arsenals. Floyd, who was completely exonerated, was appointed Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. General Floyd was later censured and relieved of his command by Confederate President Jefferson Davis for retreating at the Battle of Fort Donelson in February 1862. Lightly creased. 1¼-inch separation at upper horizontal fold at right margin. Lightly stained at upper margin, ½x1¼-inch portion of upper left blank corner missing. Mounting remnants on verso (light show through at upper blank portion and at upper right blank corner). Overall, fine condition.
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