Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(CIVIL WAR.) EWING JR., THOMAS. Three Autograph Letters, one Signed, to Generals John McAllister Schofield or John McNeil, in pencil, retained drafts, concerning troop movements. The first, "Thomas Ewing Jr / Brig Gen," reporting that General McNeil at Sarcoxie declined assistance, that a scouting party has yet to report, that General McNeil now requests a march to Elkhorn in order to meet tonight, and that his own force numbers 350 infantry, 700 cavalry, two small rifled guns and two howitzers. The second, to McNeill, conveying the report of a scouting party that [Colonel Joseph O.] Shelby's force was spotted moving South near Pineville on Sunday night, and promising to march through Neosho toward Huntsville once supplies are received. The third, confirming receipt of report that enemy of 1,000 fled Huntsville upon approach of McNeil, reporting that he and others including 450 troops under Colonel [William] Weer are headed to Fort Scott, promising to send portion of 11th Missouri to Cassville, and to telegraph tomorrow concerning other troops. Together 3 pages, 4to or 8vo, folds, docketing on verso, the second with marked dampstaining and loss to several words of text at left edge. "Diamond Spring" [Diamond, MO?]; "Camp on Grove Creek" [Carthage, MO], 21 October; "Diamond Grove" [Diamond, MO?], 26 October [1863]

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With--Retained copies of correspondence in the hands of secretaries from Lt. Col. John T. Burris, Asst. Adj. Gen. C.G. Laurant, Captain William Meredith, Lieut. D.K. Steele, mostly concerning troop movements. Together 4 pages, 4to or smaller. Vp, [1863].