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    Unique and McNeil Plate Note

    "B & K P(eter) G. Mosely" Manuscript Endorsement T39 $100 1862 PF-5 Cr. 291 Fine.
    Bugler Peter Mosely is found on page 828 in the Civilians chapter of Confederate Quartermasters, Commissaries, and Agents by Michael McNeil. In fact, we noticed with help from a tiny spot above the endorsement, that this example is indeed the plate note on page 828 where only the endorsement area is shown in that magnum opus. Mosely enlisted for six months as a private in the Georgia State Guards for local defense at McDonough, Georgia on August 15, 1863. A muster roll dated February 1, 1864 at Rome, Georgia stated that Mosely had never been paid, but was allowed 40 cents per day commutation for use of his horse. Author Michael McNeil was unable to find any documents with Mosely's signature in the National Archives, but his role as a bugler was confirmed. An exchange of emails with Mr. McNeil revealed that in future editions of the above reference that Mr. Mosely will be included in a new "Military" category that will also include "Military Officers" from the first edition. We also learned that the note in this lot is the only known endorsement example for Bugler Peter Mosely.


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