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Description: In this one-page letter signed, U.S. Congressman Wheeler writes to General Marcus Wright about properly commemorating Civil War soldiers. He writes: “Dear General. I received the list of field officers and I thank you very much for the same. I had a talk with Col Ainswith & he wants to have a law passed & an appropriation made to have the names of all the officers, non-commissioned officers & privates who served in either army. I think it a good idea, certainly a man who fought for four years ought to at least have his name put in print. With regard Truly your friend Jos Wheeler”.

Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler (1836-1906) served as a Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War, as a U.S. Congressman from Alabama, and as a major general during the Spanish-American War.

Marcus Wright (1831-1922) was a brigadier general with the Confederate States Army and later was responsible for collecting Confederate war records for the U.S. War Dept.

Written on a 10″ x 8″ sheet of stationery imprinted: “Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives U.S.”┬áItem #A01334

Condition: Fold lines, inlaid to a larger sheet, generally good condition.