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THOMAS J. JACKSON(1824 - 1863) "Stonewall", Confederate lieutenant general and a brilliant yet somewhat eccentric tactician, he gained his nickname from his stand at Bull Run and served as Lee's right hand in the Seven Days, in Maryland and at Chancellorsville where he was accidentally shot by Confederate pickets while riding between lines. An incredible rarity, a war-date A.N.S. written on the verso of Robert E. Lee's printed broadside urging the people of Maryland to join the Confederate cause! The note/imprint measures 7" x 6" (sight), [Frederick, Md.], 5:15 AM Sep. 10, 1862, in pencil to his friend, Dr. John B. Ross. In full: "Regret not being permitted to see Dr. & Mrs. Ross: but could not expect to have that pleasure at so unreasonable an hour. T. J. Jackson Sept. 10/62 5 1/4 AM". Lee's imprint, issued from his headquarters "Near Frederick Town", had been printed but two days earlier. This very rare variant was a misprint, headed: "TO THE PEOPLE OF MARLAND:". When the misspelling was detected, the type was reset and any copies which had been printed are assumed to have been used by officers and writing paper (such as this copy was). The content of Lee's plea is wonderful, reading in part: "...The People of the Confederate States have long watched...the wrongs and outrages that have been inflicted upon the citizens [of Maryland]...arrested and imprisoned upon no charge...treated with scorn and contempt...the Government of your chief City has been usurped by armed strangers...citizens ordered to be tried by military commissions...the people of the South have long wished to aid you in throwing off this foreign yoke...our Army has come among you, and is prepared to assist you with the power of its arms...". Much more! A nearly invisible expert repair to a fold, else fine condition with Jackson's writing bold.
Estimate $ 10,000-12,000

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