MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH "FIGHTIN' JOE" WHEELER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 169290
Sale Price $450.00
JOSEPH "FIGHTING JOE" WHEELER
Joseph Wheeler wrote this letter from the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans saying that he hadn't received a letter from the recipient.
Autograph letter signed "J. Wheeler". 1 page, 4 ¾ x 6 ¼, 1 sheet folded, ruled paper. St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. In full: "Your [illegible] of Feb. 10th asking if I have received yours of Jan 10th has just reached me. I regret to state that the letter to which you refer has never come to hand. It would afford me pleasure to give you any information in my power. With great respect Yours [illegible]". A Confederate Major Generaland senior Cavalry General of the Confederate Armies, Wheeler (1836-1906, born near Augusta, Georgia), by his own account, fought in 400 battles, was wounded three times and had 16 horses shot out from under him. After the war, he lived in New Orleans for two years before settling in Wheeler, Alabama, named in his honor. There, he practiced law and engaged in cotton planting before representing his adopted state as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives (1881-1882, 1883, 1885-1900). He later served as Major General of Volunteers in the Spanish American War and was the Commander at the Battle of Las Guasimas, Cuba, the first United States Army victory on foreign soil. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Adhesive residue on back of letter (no show-through). Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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