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West Point Cadet and future Confederate soldier's 3pp letter written from West Point to his brother William by Llewellyn Hoxton. It comes with the original cover. It comes with the original cover. Llewellyn Hoxton who was a United States Military Academy at West Point who was a United States Military Academy at West Point cadet, July 1856- May 1861, Hoxton graduated sixth in the Class of 1861 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of ordnance but resigned to join the Confederate Army. May 1861. Hoxton served on the staff of General William J. Hardee (1815-1873), as chief of artillery with the rank of captain and later major, eventually reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel and commanding Hoxton's Artillery Battalion, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. He was surrendered with General Joseph E. Johnston's forces in North Carolina in April 1865. Dateline West Point, April 9, 1861. In part, "I have felt miserable for the last few days, ever since the news of the active preparations in the War & Naval Departments ... I think there is scarcely a hope left of us not have civil strife and if Lincoln attempts to coerce the South, I say resist him to the bitter end. The news today is of most startling character, namely the probable reinforcement of Fort Sumter, a most absurd & mad attempt in the opinion of military men. It would result in the useless sacrifice of Human life and would in all probably not succeed. The channel leading to Fort Sumter is long and torturous and flanked by batteries on Morris Island. The government does not intend, so the papers say, to throw reinforcements in the fort unless the Confederate batteries should open fire upon the vessels sent to take provisions to Major Anderson's command They intend to remain on the defensive so they say and thus throw the responsibility to open the war upon the Secessionists; after the determination too of Mr. Lincoln to evacuate Fort Sumter, to change such determination so soon is certainly strange. ... Will, I shall have to take part in this fearful strife, a Foreign war I would not mind, but a war with my countrymen is revolting. The Cause of the South is a righteous one & may God defend the right. ..." Llewellyn's brother William Hoxton became a Seargeant in Stuart's Horse Artillery.
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The Souther West Point Cadet Says, “The Cause of the South is a righteous one & may God defend the right”

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Minimum Bid: $850.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,125.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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