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#313 - Abner Doubleday Autograph Letter Signed Estimate: $1,000+

Praise for the “patriotism, truthfulness, and nobility of character and consummate generalship” of Generals Thomas and Rosecrans

ALS signed "Abner Doubleday, Bvt. Maj. Genl. U. S.," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, September 13, 1889. Letter to the Executive Committee of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. In part: "I thank you for the honor you have done me in inviting us to attend the twentieth reunion of your Society, and regret that I cannot be with you on the occasion. The living impersonations of that Army, Thomas and Rosecrans, were the companions of my boyhood at West Point, and the friends of my later manhood. I always felt a personal interest in their achievements and an unqualified admiration for the patriotism, truthfulness, and nobility of character and consummate generalship which enabled them and the Army of the Cumberland to render such immense service to the country." Intersecting folds, a small toned piece of tape affixed to second page, and show-through to second page from a ballpoint notation to reverse, otherwise fine condition. An outstanding and eloquent letter associating three of the most prominent generals of the Civil War.

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