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    Letter of Confederate General James Longstreet - SOLD

    Ca. 1853.  Content regards, then Captain Longstreet of the 8th Infantry Brevet Major writing to Colonel S. Thomas, to request a leave of absence for "Important Private Business".  Also includes an engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of Lieutenant-General Longstreet.  Frame measures 20  3/4" x 10 3/4". 


                                                                                Macon Mississippi

                                                                                June 9th 1853

    Col. S. Thomas

    Asst. Adjt. Gen,


    I have the honor to ask that, the leave of absence granted me in, Special Orders, No 1 of April 4th 53.  Be extended six months. 

    I have important private business to attend to.  Which will require much more time than I now have.

                                                        I Remain Sir Very Respectfully,

                                                        Your Mst Obt. Servt.

                                                        James Longstreet

                                                        Capt. 8th Inf. Bvt. Maj. U.S.A. 

    Inventory Number: PRI 069 / SOLD