Winter Auction 2019 Sale 74
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(1824 - 1863) Confederate lieutenant general and a brilliant yet somewhat eccentric tactician, he gained his nickname from his stand at Bull Run and served as Lee's right hand in the Seven Days, in Maryland and at Chancellorsville where he was accidentally shot by Confederate pickets while riding between lines. COLONEL JACKSON IN MARTINSBURG, FOLLOWING HIS RAIDS ON THE B&O Important, fine content war-date A.L.S. “T. J. Jackson” and “Jackson” again in the text, 1p. 4to., “Head Quarters First Brigade Camp Stephens near Martinsburg“, June 29, 1861 to an unidentified man. As colonel of Virginia militia, Jackson writes just after the completion of his immensely successful raids on the B&O Railroad in Virginia. In part: “Mrs. Jackson told me that you had the kindness to offer to offer to take care of my wheat & oats, if I would but indicate how I desired it should be done. I don’t know if it is worth gathering; but if so please dispose of it as though it were your own. I am at present in command of the 1st Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah, and am on the road leading from Martinsburg to Williamsport. The Brigade is composed entirely of Va. forces...I have seen [future Gen. Elisha F.] Paxton, [Virginia Gov. John] Letcher and [Jackson’s slave servant, Jim?] Lewis in the last 24 hours...Capt. [Sandie] Pendleton & his command are doing well. Letcher’s company has some sickness in it...” Trivial mounting strip on verso of left margin, else fine condition. Sold with a period carte de visite photograph of Jackson in uniform, identified in ink at bottom. Back mark by photographer “Stonewall Art Gallery Boude & Miley, Lexington, Va.” Jackson’s “Great Train Raid of 1861” included the destruction of miles of track and 17 bridges, culminating with the destruction of a crucial bridge at Harper's Ferry and the railroad works at Martinsburg. In a major engineering feat, fourteen locomotives from Martinsburg were disassembled and moved across country by horse drawn teams to Strasburg, Virginia, with a huge amount of rolling stock taken as well. Eventually the locomotives were moved to Richmond where they were put to use by the Confederacy. Within less than a month, Jackson would further prove his military genius at First Manassas commanding a brigade to beat back a fierce Union assault. It was at that battle where he would earn the nickname “Stonewall”.
THOMAS J. “STONEWALL” JACKSON
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Auction closed on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
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