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    Confederate Army Letter - Office of Chief Inspector Field Transportation District No. 3, Alabama, Mississippi, West Tennessee and East La at Brandon, Miss. January 29, 1864.
    An interesting letter handwritten by Major and Inspector Field Transportation A.M. Paxton to Captain H.F. Cook AQM, who was stationed at Woodville, Mississippi. The details of the letter concerns hiring "negro men" ages 18 to 45 as blacksmiths, shoemakers, carpenters, and teamsters. The "Genl Polk" mentioned is Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk. General Polk would be killed by Union artillery on June 14, 1864 during the Atlanta campaign. Major Paxton would go on to be paroled on May 15, 1865 at Jackson, Mississippi. This letter is not graded, but a piece is missing at right and there are four large edge tears. There will be no returns on this lot for any reason.


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