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#484 - Edmund Kirby Smith

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American military officer (1824–1893) who, after serving as lieutenant and captain in the Mexican-American War, became an officer in the Confederate Army. A key participant at Bull Run and Richmond, he was placed in charge of the Trans-Mississippi Department in 1863 and ultimately reached the rank of full general. ALS signed “E. Kirby Smith,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, January 31, 1890. Letter to an admirer. In part: “The first battle in which I was engaged was ‘Palo Alto,’ Mexico. If you refer only to the Civil War, the first battle was the ‘1st Manassas, or Bull Run’ and the last was ‘Jenkins' Ferry’ Ark.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 10.25 x 13.25. A couple edge tears and lightly toned adhesive remnants to top and bottom, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.


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