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NELSON, Patrick Henry (1824-1864) was a Confederate States Army officer and militia general from South Carolina during the American Civil War. Nelson was a Major General in the South Carolina Militia and a Brigadier General in command of the 2nd Brigade of South Carolina Volunteers during the engagement with Union troops during the Battle of Fort Sumter. On June 24th, 1864, in the Battle of Petersburg, Nelson led an attack of 400 men on the extreme right of the Union lines near the Appomattox River. When other Confederate units did not support Colonel Nelson's force, they suffered heavy casualties. Colonel Nelson was never seen again. Last reports of Nelson were that he was seen leading his men into the Union rifle pits. Rumors reached General Hagood several days later through prisoners that he had been murdered by negro troops after he had been taken prisoner. War-date Confederate officer's Autograph Letter Signed "P.H. Nelson Brig Genl." 1pp. octavo, Head Quarters 2d Brigade S.C.V. Morris Island, April 25, 1861, 1pp. octavo, on Palmetto tree stationary, addressed to General Simmons, Commanding Morris Island, and reads: "Your Special Order No. 38 was properly extended and I regret that Lt. Col. Glover has failed to report. I will send immediately to inquire into the cause of his delay." Fine condition.
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Confederate General Patrick Henry Nelson Writes from Morris Island

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,040.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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