May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 75
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 80 - $ 120
(CIVIL WAR.) MORTIMER DORMER LEGGETT. Autograph Letter Signed, "M DLeggett / BrigGenl," to Captain R. Cox, requesting a field officer. 1 1/4 pages, 8vo, ruled paper, written on the first and third pages of a folded sheet; minor wear at folds of terminal leaf. "Head Quarters / Smyrna Camp," 8 November 1864

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"While lying in camp near Ga[y]lesville, several of the officers belonging to the detachments known as Worden's Battalion were relieved & permitted to return to their Regiments, now in Mo, leaving but three officers with the Battalion and none with the rank of Field Officer. There is now a great scarcity of Officers in my command, and I would respectfully request that a Field Officer be assigned to the command of this Battalion. . . ."