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ALEXANDER R. LAWTON(1818 - 1896) Confederate brigadier general who led with distinction at Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, and Antietam, where he was severely wounded. War-date signed endorsement on the verso of a letter to him on very rare Chief Quartermaster General, Ewell's (changed to read "Early's") Division letterhead, 1p. 4to., Mar. 1, 1864, in which Capt. C. S. Hart asks if his nomination as major quartermaster has been approved and if so, he asks that his commission be forwarded. He adds: "...It is very important that I give my bond before active operations commence...". On verso Lawton boldly signs an endorsement referring the request to Adjutant and Inspector General, Lt. Col. EDWARD A. PALFREY who in turns pens a lengthy A.E.S. advising that Gen. Robert E. Lee advises that division quartermasters are not allowed any law, hence the request is denied. Very good.
Estimate $ 400-500

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