APR 57

JEFFERSON DAVIS 1861, Letter to Gen. H.R. Jackson - $25K APR Value w/ CoA! _

$ 9,900.00

APR 57

JEFFERSON DAVIS 1861, Letter to Gen. H.R. Jackson - $25K APR Value w/ CoA! _

$ 9,900.00
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JEFFERSON DAVIS LETTER TO HENRY R. JACKSON, 1861 - $25K APPRAISAL VALUE!  

ITEM DESCRIPTION:

Rare, 19th Century, hand-written letter, with envelope signed by President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis to his Brigadier General Henry Rootes Jackson after the Battle of Cheat Mountain. Dated October 9, 1861 Davis references Jackson’s previous missive to allay his fears of Davis’ loss of confidence in his generals.  The Battle of Cheat Mountain (September 12-15, 1861), and also known as the Battle of Cheat Summit Fort, was General Robert E. Lee’s first foray in the Civil War.  General Lee’s first command resulted in a loss for the Confederacy.  This loss can be attributed to the catastrophic failure of communication on the battlefield.  While Jackson was creating a diversion in front of the Summit Fort, Col. Albert Rust was to approach from the rear.  Meanwhile, Gen. S.R. Anderson was to lead a detachment route along a trail Gen. Lee had found.  Unfortunately, heavy rainfall and early discovery of the confederate troops led to the plan being deserted entirely and a retreat called.  Despite this referenced “odium of failure” Davis encourages Jackson to not take criticism from the press to heart and that he has every confidence in him.

The envelope reads as follows: 

“Brig. Genl. H.R. Jackson 
Army of the North West
Cheat Mountain VA ,Staunton Pa”

The letter reads as follows:

Richmond, VA,
October 9th, 1861,
Brig. Genl. H.R. Jackson,
Army of the N. West,
General:

In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 27th ult. [previous month] with its enclosures, in reference to a published article — of which you enclose a copy— in relation to the operations about Cheat Mountain, I must confess that I had not seen the article to which you refer prior to its receipt in your letter. And While regretting that you should be so disturbed about it, I am happy to inform you that there is nothing in the report of the Genl. Lee tending in the least to throw the “odium of failure” upon yourself or any one else in the command.
Commending your year, and regretting that you should have attached too much importance to the criticisms of a public journal, I have to offer you my best wishes for your future success and happiness.

I am very Respectfully & truly yours,
Jefferson Davis

This rare original document will also comes with:
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Appraisal Value: $25,000.00
Our Price: $9,900.00

 

Specifications of Document

Title:

Jefferson Davis Letter to Henry R. Jackson

Type:

Letter

In Reference To:

Greenbrier River, Cheat Mountain; Confederate President Jefferson President, Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson; Commander Robert E. Lee

Year:

1861

Origin:

United States of America

Medium:

Hand Written Letter, Ink on Paper

Signed By:

Jefferson Davis

Dimensions:

Single-Page Folded: 9” x 6.5"
Unfolded, Two Pages: 9" x 13"

Condition:

Very Fine Overall

Frame:

Unframed – This Piece Can Be Framed Prior To Shipping For A Minor Additional Charge

Appraisal Value:

Comes with $25,000.00 Certified Insurance Appraisal Certificate

 

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