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#177 - Nathaniel Lyon Autograph Letter Signed Estimate: $600+

Veteran of the Seminole and Mexican-American Wars (1818-1861) who was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict. Scarce ALS signed “N. Lyon,” one page, 7.75 x 10, July 4, 1860. Written from Fort Riley in Kansas, a letter to Charles De Vinaldi, in full: "I have been trying to find time to write you an article for this week but cannot do it. I have had my hands full of public matters. Your note of the 30th Ult. is received & though your suggestions are appropriate enough I cannot well conform to them as it is impossible for me to write plainer than I have done." Affixed by the left edge to a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with old repairs to fold splits, light soiling and staining, and a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge.

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