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(THOMAS C. HINDMAN) (1828-1868) Confederate major general who served at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Kennesaw Mountain were an eye wound disqualified him from further active service. He was murdered during the Reconstruction period in Arkansas. Fine content manuscript telegram (in another hand) on Arkansas State Telegraph Co. form, 1p. 8vo., Little Rock, June 4, 1862 to Gen. Daniel Ruggles. In part: "...Fortifications might be made at Helena in all probability that would delay the enemy for weeks. I hope you will hold Memphis till shelled and after...". Old glue stain at left margin, else very good. It was not to be: On June 6th, five Union ironclads and eight river rams were dispatched to take out the last remaining opposition in Memphis and capture the important city. The Federal flotilla met the defending Confederate ships, and after an hour and a half of fighting, all but one of the Confederate ships had been sunk, and the city of Memphis surrendered to the Union ships.
Estimate $ 150-200

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