Lot #32
Chester A. Arthur Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $1200+


Civil War-dated ALS signed “C. A. Arthur, QM Gen'l,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, Quartermaster General's Department, State of New York letterhead, October 4, 1862. Handwritten letter to Brigadier General Thomas Hillhouse in Albany, in full: "I am informed by Lieut. E. J. Warner 5th Arty U.S.A. (Regulars) that Colonel Wainwright 1st N.Y. V. Art'y has made application for his (Warner's) app't as Lieut. Col. of the last named regiment & that the application is, or will be, approved by General Hunt, chief of art'y of the Army of the Potomac and by General McClellan. I presume that the app't will be made upon such recommendation, but I desire to add what influence I may have towards obtaining it. During my long visit with the Army of the Potomac, when on the banks of the Chicahominy I staid with Gen'l Hunt (now Chief of Art'y) Lieut. Warner was his Asst. Adj. Gen'l & I saw much of him. He is an excellent officer, cool, steady, intelligent & energetic. He graduated at West Point in 1857 and has a first rate reputation as an officer of artillery in which arm of the service he has always been. If Gen'l Hunt desires his appointment to the position named that is a sufficient guaranty of his fitness for the place. Warner writes me that if he receives the promotion, he will be detailed upon Gen'l McClellan's staff as Inspector of Art'y. Please advise me immediately if Warner will be appointed—If there be anything in the way please make no other appointment before Tuesday next when I will see you in Albany." The letter is affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with a partial separation to fold.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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