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Description: In this, probably postwar (it is dated “Oct. 18″), autograph letter signed, Smith writes to a Mr. Kelly: I was certainly[?] satisfied with your letter and did not mean to write anything that be construed into a new request to you to send on this ‘reply’, I only meant to explain why I had asked you. May you cast a shadow lo these many years and your works do the same for all time Yours sincerely Wm. Smith” He then goes on to add two postscripts which he signs with his initials.

Written on a 7″ x 4 1/2″ sheet of wove paper. Matted and framed with a period CDV of the general in uniform and a 19th century hand-colored engraved portrait. Overall: 17″ x 17″.┬áItem #A01680

William Farrar Smith (1824-1903), aka “Baldy” Smith, led his division with conspicuous valor during the Battle of Antietam. He, however, lost his command after the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg.

Condition: Mailing fold line, otherwise fine condition.