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RR Auctions Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson War-dated endorsement

16 Oct

RR Auctions Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

War-dated endorsement, signed “T. J. Jackson,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 lightly-lined slip, clipped from a larger document. Endorsement reads, “Hd Qrs 2d Army Corps, April 21, 1863, Res forwarded & Apprd,” signed underneath by Jackson as Lieutenant General. Endorsement is affixed to the reverse of a 4 x 2.25 original carte-de-visite portrait of Jackson, identified as Jackson in another hand in the lower border. Uniform moderate toning, scattered soiling, and light show-through from writing on reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a second carte-de-visite portrait, also identified as Jackson in another hand in the lower border. On the night of May 2, 1863, just 11 days after signing this note, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Jackson was mistakenly shot by his own men. After developing pneumonia, he died on the afternoon of May 10, 1863. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

http://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=445

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