Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
SEDDON, James Alexander (1815-1880) Member of the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-62) and Confederate Secretary of War 1862-65.Autograph Letter Signed, “James A. Seddon” to Secretary of War Leroy P. Walker. Sabot Hill, Virginia, September 4, 1861. In large part, “I take pleasure in commending to your favourable considerations my friend and fellow Countryman Captn. George Harrison late of the Goochland Cavalry serving at Manassas, where he had the privilege of participating in the perils and honor of our late victory. Captn. Harrison is an officer of distinguished gallantry, merit and zeal ... he is unwilling to remain idle or inactive in the momentous struggle for Southern Independence and is earnestly anxious to be again employed in some appropriate command. I feel sure a more efficient officer as Major or Leut Col of Cavalry could not be found readily, and in view even more of service to our cause than of private friendship, I cordially commend him to seek appointment....”
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