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Union General's letter written by Brevet Major General Thomas Howard Ruger (1833-1907), as colonel and brigade commander in the 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 11pp. 8vo., "Camp near Maryland Heights, Md., Oct. 3, 1862," to his wife, in small part: "…I see no way of ending this watt but to fight it out…I see that there seems little prospect of the draft being made in Wisconsin to fill up the old regiments…it is much greater importance to fill up the old regiments than to raise so many new ones. Every officer who has given his opinion…[is] in favor of…fulling up the old regiments, but still it is not done…it would not be a matter of…importance if there was plenty of time as last year from bringing the new troops into a state of efficiency…the President was here yesterday. I had the honor of being introduced and hearing him tell several stories. You have heard of the Presidential inclination for stories. Old Abe is a good man, darling, not a great manor these times…perhaps President Lincoln has done as well all things considered as anyone would…we cannot judge…exact justice of opinion will be more surely found among thinking, candid men after the present condition of things…and the results are seen…Howard." Also included is the original stamped transmittal cover, with a blue "Banks' Division" postage cancellation mark, addressed: "Mrs. T. H. Ruger. Care of Hon. J. J. R. Peare, Janesviile, Wisconsin." Near fine.
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After Hearing Lincoln Tell Jokes Ruger Determines He Is Not A Great Man.

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $612.50
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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