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JOHN A. WHARTON(d. 1865) Confederate major general who commanded a regiment at Shiloh, later heading a brigade at Stones River and Chickamauga. Killed on April 6, 1865 in private duel. Good content war-date A.L.S. adding rank "Col Comdg 1st. Caly Brig." 2pp. legal folio, High Grove [Ky.], Sept. 27, 1862 to Col. George Garner, A.D.C. to Braxton Bragg on a variety of matters including the swearing in of four Tennessee companies, adding "...I have sent General Polk a full statement of the disposition of the Cavalry force under me, which I would be pleased for you to see. From it you will learn my forces are necessarily very much scattered and not in supporting distance of each other. I cannot command three hundred men to move to the support of any one point threatened. No enemy in twelve miles of this place on the Louisville and Bards Town Pike. None in the vicinity of Taylorsville. I will send you a dispatch tonight in relation to the movements of the enemy of the Enemy on the Shepherdsville Road...". Usual folds, a few tears at edges and minor partial fold separations, otherwise very good.
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000

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