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EDWARD R. CANBY (1817-1873). Mexican War Asst. Adjutant General, Union Major General during the Civil War; as Army Commander of the Pacific Northwest in 1873, he was Assassinated during Peace Talks with the Native American Indian Modoc Tribes. August 24, 1845-Dated Mexican War Period, Autograph Document Signed, "Edward Canby / Asst Adj Genl", measuring 7.75" x 11.5", 1 page, Head Quarters, 10(th) Mil. Department, East Pascagoula, Miss., Choice Crisp Extremely Fine+. This Handwritten directive is written in bold deep brown ink on extremely clean on fine quality special wove period paper. Overall, in exceptional quality, titled, "Special Order No. 109". This concerned the mustering out of Dragoons and Artillery Corp members who had been enlisted and sent to New Orleans for service during the Mexican War. Here, General Canby orders that, in full: "1... The men belonging to the Dragoon and Artillery Corps enlisted for the period 'during the War' and sent to New Orleans La by Order No. 18 Hd. Qtrs. Rio Grande District, dated August 9, 1845, will be mustered out of Service at that place by Bat. Major I.P.I O'Brien 4o Artillery now in command of the Detachment. 2... Second Lieut W.H. Scott 4o Infy will proceed to New Orleans Barrack, La upon duty connected with the troops of the sick from that place to the General Hospital at Greenwood Island. So soon as their duties are completed he will rejoin his company at this place. 3... Sergeant Maginnis of Company A 4o Infantry will be detailed for duty as Wardmaster in the General Hospital Greenwood Island and will report accordingly. By order of Major Genl. (David E.) Twiggs. (Signed) Edward Canby - Asst. Adjt. Genl.". Canby writes and signs at the conclusion "Extract furnished Major O'Brian". Written by Canby in a crisp, tight, bold handwriting in deep brown ink. Includes an Albumen Photograph on a full sheet in crisp near Mint and a second page Portrait Image custom laid on a full sheet crisp near Mint, both being of Canby. (3 items).
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1845 General Edward R. Canby Signed Mauscript Mexican War: Special Order No. 109

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Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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