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James Johnston Pettigrew (1828-1863) was an author, lawyer, linguist, diplomat, and soldier. As a Confederate general in the American Civil War, he was one of three division commanders in the disastrous assault known as Pickett's Charge on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg. He was badly wounded during the assault and killed by a Union attack during the Confederate retreat to Virginia. Manuscript Document Signed "Apprvd J. Johnston Pettigrew, Col. Reg Rifles Commanding", near Fine. The document, written by the Quartermaster of Rifles regiment, 2pp, datelined Sullivan Ilnd, April 10, 1861. The Quartermaster writes "9000 rounds of cartridges, taken from the late US Arsenal. In part, "The Col. begs me to say that he wishes to increase his supply of ammunition to 100 rounds to guard against accident - We will take care of it and see that it is not wasted ...."
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Scarce Document Signed By  J.J. Pettigrew Who Was  Wounded In The Pickett’s Charge Battle And Killed In The Gettysburg Retreat

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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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