Letter of Confederate General James Longstreet - 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".
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.
Capt. 8th Inf. Bvt. Maj. U.S.A.