MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/20/1885 - HFSID 46469
GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS William Starke Rosecrans wrote this letter in 1888. In it, he says he can't help the recipient find someone, but suggested someplace where he might look and someone to talk to. Autograph letter signed "W.S. Rosecrans," 1p, 4¾x7¾. Washington, D.C.
Sale Price $450.00
GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS
William Starke Rosecrans wrote this letter in 1888. In it, he says he can't help the recipient find someone, but suggested someplace where he might look and someone to talk to.
Autograph letter signed "W.S. Rosecrans," 1p, 4¾x7¾. Washington, D.C., 1888 June 30. Addressed to Mr. Welton, 60 Wall Street, New York. In full: "I am unable to recall the appearance of Col Saunders. But there must be gentlemen in New York who remember it. I suggest the name of Genl O.H. La Grange at I think 132 Broadway in a law office. Or inquire of for him of W.M. Ogden Hegeman Esq 2613 Broadway who will give his address." William S. "Old Rosy" Rosecrans (1819-1898) graduated West Point in 1842 and entered the Army Corps of Engineers. He left the Army in 1854 and worked as a civil engineer and architect, but volunteered for duty when the Civil War broke out. Rosecrans was commissioned a Brigadier General in June 1861 and became Commander for Western Virginia. His first victory, at Rich Mountain in July 1861, helped create the state of West Virginia. Rosecrans' skills in fortifications, troop movement and supply lines led to success in 1862, but in September 1863 he met defeat at Chickamauga. Rosecrans, popular with troops and fondly called "Old Rosy", was relieved of command after Chickamauga, and he resigned from the Army in March 1867. His engineering expertise led to a post as Minister to Mexico. Rosecrans later served as U.S. Congressman from California (1881-1885) and Registrar of the U.S. Treasury (1885-1893). Mounting remnants at top corners on verso. Fine condition.
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