James Longstreet Autographed Letter Signed - Inventory Number: DOC 002 / SOLD
Mexican War document signed by James Longstreet as 2nd lieutenant of the 8th Infantry. Professionally mounted and framed. Frame measures approximately 10 3/8 inches by 7 7/8 inches.
Document transcription believed to read as follows:
"Invoice of Clothing Tumed Orvak Camp
Polo Alto. This 1st Feb. 1847 To Lieut. J. Beaman
4 Infy by Lieut. J. Longstreet 8. Infy
26 pairs of Boots
2 Lt 8th Infy"
The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican–American War and was fought on May 8, 1846, on disputed ground five miles (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas.
Inventory Number: DOC 002 / SOLD