Autographed Letter Signed to Secretary of War Simon Cameron. Gen. Francis P. BLAIR, Jr.
Autographed Letter Signed to Secretary of War Simon Cameron

Autographed Letter Signed to Secretary of War Simon Cameron

Washington, D.C. 1861.

4 pages (front and back) with each two-page spread measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches, Washington, D.C., April 3, 1861. Written two weeks before the start of the war regarding an army surgeon, Dr. Barthelow, who had invented a substitute for gunpowder (Barthelow was killed at Bull Run), in part: "Dr. Barthelow, Surgeon in the army, has invented a substitute for Gunpowder (the most useful & desirable invention for these troubled times) and desires to be ordered to Washington in order to test his invention..." With 3 endorsements on pages 3 and 4, including generals James B. Fry and Lorenzo Thomas. Heavy discoloration; page 4 has been skillfully edged and mounted along the outer edge. Good condition.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $350.00

Item #117776

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