Civil War-dated LS, one page, 7.75 x 9.25, September 15, 1862. Letter to "the Senate of the Confederate States," in full: "In reply to the inquiry of the Senate presented in the following resolution of the 13th inst: 'Resolved, that the President be requested to communicate to the Senate whether any soldiers in the Army of the Confederate States have been shot by order of any General officer without trial, and if so, that he will lay before the Senate all the information he has upon the subject.' I have to state that I have received no authentic information in relation to any such transaction, and if any such fact exist it has not been communicated either to the Adjutant General or the the Secretary of War." In fine condition, with light show-through at the upper corners from old adhesive residue on the reverse.
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