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Description: (ANTIETAM NATIONAL CEMETERY) AUGUSTUS BRADFORD
(1806-1881) Unionist Governor of Maryland (1862-65). Fine content partly-printed D.S. 1p. oblong 8vo., Annapolis, Aug. 28, 1865, an order to the Comptroller of the Treasury to issue a warrant for $2,000 payable to "Thomas A. Boulk Treasurer of Antietam National Cemetery (of Washington County)... for the purchase and enclosure of Cemetery Lot &c under A[ct] of 1865. Capt 203..." Usual folds, else very good. Following the battle of Antietam, the task of burying the approximately 4,000 dead was a hurried and haphazard affair with little attention placed in identifying the bodies. It was not until early 1865 that the State of Maryland purchased 11 acres of land for a proper cemetery which was formally dedicated on September 17, 1867. Offered together with a good content A.L.S. as governor, 1p. 4to., Annapolis, Nov. 3, 1866 to H. Clay Dennis in the War Department sending his autograph and adding, "...I am sure the good old State with shows political career I have been connected for nearly four years will under all circumstances in the future as in the past preserve her fidelity to the Union as her surest guarantee for the accomplishment of that density..." Trimmed, with portion of second page glued to bottom of the first, else very good. Together two pieces in very good condition

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