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#438 - William T. Sherman

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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman, Maj. Genl,” three pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi letterhead, March 13, 1866. Letter to Admiral David Porter. In part: “You know how mutual was the feeling between me & my Regiment the 13 Sep. I have just received the enclosed letter from one who seems to be your orderly. I don’t know why he did not make himself known to me when at Annapolis. Will you be kind enough to see him and tell him that a Rank in the Marine Corps is impossible from an enlisted man…Again for examination for an Officer in the Army I feel his age & education are unsuited, but if you will say the word, I will give him any kind of letter to our Adt. General. Please let him know that I feel kindly to him and only doubt what is to his real interest. If only 25 years old and of ordinary education he cannot be better off than where he now is, being advised to save as much money as possible. Knowing that 400 midshipmen are enough to trouble you, I feel a delicacy in asking this of you.” Letter is framed so both sides may be viewed to an overall size of 11 x 9.25, and is affixed by hinges to a 24 x 15 frame along with an engraved portrait and a small name plaque. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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