Union officer (1824–1887) who was in command of the Union forces in the 1861 defeat at Ball’s Bluff, and was subsequently charged with treason and imprisoned for six months without trial. War-dated LS signed “Ch. Stone,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, July 4, 1861. Letter to Colonel Tappan. In part: “You will please withdraw your detached companies, as soon as the Quartermaster’s train shall have got past your position…and march to Point of Rocks.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in another hand, as well as docketing. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning, a couple brushes to text, and light show-through from writing on reverse. RRAuction COA.
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