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SCHOLFIELD, John McAllister (1831-1906) Major General commanded the XXIII Corps. Defeated J.B. Hood at the Battle of Franklin. Superintendent of West Point. Secretary of War under Johnson and Grant. On his recommendation, Pearl Harbor was acquired as a Naval Base. promoted to Lt. General in 1895. War-Date Autograph Letter Signed, "J.M. Schofield" 2p. Quarto, Head Quarters North Mo. R.R., Wellsville, January 2, 1862, addressed to Brig. Genl. Henderson in Mexico, Missouri, and reads in part: "...I have heard nothing yet of the result of the expeditions towards Columbia, but presume you returned to Mexico [Missouri] last night...I wish you to keep at Mexico a force sufficient for any emergency and to use the remainder in scouting the country north and east of you. I am establishing posts along the road to give it protection and to serve as centers of operations. It will doubtless soon be necessary to make expeditions into Pike and Lincoln Counties. In this I shall require the cooperation of your troops on account of their intricate knowledge of the country and people. Keep me advised of all your movements and of all important information you get...I will send your supplies of clothing and ammunition…" VG.
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Autograph Letter Signed by Gen. Scholfield

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $375.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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