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(1822 - 1884) Confederate major general who was forced to cede New Orleans to superior Union forces. Later served at Corinth. Rare, lengthy war-date A.E.S. on the verso of an "Application for Authority to Appear Before a Medical Examining Board", 1p. 4to., [Columbia SC], Apr. 12, 1865, an examination of Pvt. Duncan McRa of the 2nd SC Infantry attached to Conner's Brigade, signed by McRa and the attending Confederate surgeon noting that McRa had been wounded on Oct. 13, 1864 and was: "...permanently disabled for field service in consequence of a gunshot wound through the bladder injuring the pubis and ischium...". On verso Lovell writes: "It being impossible to communicate through proper channels with the Adj. Genl., the within named soldier is ordered to appear before the Board for examination. M. Lovell Maj. Genl. Comdg.". Some show-through from writing on verso, weak folds very carefully mended with archival tape, otherwise very good.
Estimate $ 400-500

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