WRITTEN IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG (CIVIL WAR.) JACKSON, THOMAS J. "STONEWALL". Autograph Letter Signed, "T.J. Jackson / Lt. Gen'l," to General Jubal Early ("General"), in pencil, reporting that reinforcements have been sent including a naval gun, ordering him to cover the gun with artillery and build any necessary fortifications, and giving the location of headquarters. On verso is written an holograph attestation signed on May 29, 1905, by General Early's assistant adjutant general John W. Daniel. 1 page, small 4to, pale blue paper; marked toning affecting nearly all text, remnants of prior mounting at corners verso, short closed separations at folds repaired verso with tissue, one line identification at upper edge recto, docketing and attestation on verso, scattered soiling, folds; matted with portrait and framed. [Near Fredericksburg, VA], 18 December 1862
"Col. [Stapleton] Crutchfield & Capt [James Keith] Boswell go down to give you any assistance that they may be able to render. The Whitworth gun has been ordered to you in order that you may put it into position to meet the enemy's gun boats. I desire you to select positions for your art[illery] and cover it, and make such breast works as you may think necessary. My Hdqrs are on the Corbyn [James Parke Corbin] farm."