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A rare combination Choctaw Indian agency Quartermaster Department letter whose author's death in April 1846 helped bring on the Mexican War. Twice signed by Major Trueman Cross (1796-1846) after he disappeared while on official duty ear Fort Brown, Texas in early April 1846. A patrol was sent out to find the missing man. On April 10, 1846 they found his skeptical remains, but his death could not be defined as an "act of war" since it was believed that "Mexican bandits" had killed him. Nonetheless, his death added to the simmering tensions between Mexico and the U. S. after Texas declared its statehood in 1845. A routine quartermaster department letter from Major Cross while stationed in Washington, D. C., dated June 27, 1831 with integral transmittal panel addressed: "Lieut. G. H. Crosman, Asst. Quarter Master, Camp on Black Creek, Choctaw Agency, Mississippi." George Hampton Crosman was breveted major for gallantry at the battle of Palp Alto, Texas during the Mexican War and promoted major general during the Civil War. A rare piece of American History linked to the beginnings of the Mexican War and Choctaw Indian Agency. Near fine
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His Death Led To The Mexican War-Rare Cover: Choctaw Agency, Mississippi.

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $336.88
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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