Edward R. Canby - Manuscript Letter Signed 02/01/1864 For Sale
EDWARD R.S. CANBY. Manuscript LS: "E.R.S. Canby", 1¼p, 7¾x9¾. War Department, Washington City, 1864 February 1. To U.S. Senator Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts acknowledging "the receipt by reference from you of a communication of Mr. A.W. Warren relative to John W. Darby, Company 'K' 22d Massachusetts Volunteers whom you recommend for discharge...." He quotes a report from the regiment's surgeon reporting that Darby was "in very good health, even though he is asthmatic at times", but is much better and desires to remain in the service so "the discharge of Darby cannot be granted." An 1839 West Point graduate, CANBY fought in the Seminole War and the Mexican War. In 1862, he commanded the Union's Department of New Mexico and defeated a Confederate attempt to take California. Canby then went to Washington as the Assistant Adjutant General, and then commanded troops in New York City after the draft riots. On March 4, 1873, HENRY WILSON was sworn in as Grant's Vice President. A month later, on April 11, 1873, Modoc Indians in northern California murdered Canby, who had been sent to negotiate peace with the tribe. Light stains at upper blank margin and at blank areas on verso. Lightly shaded at lower margin. Overall, fine condition. Click image(s) to enlarge: Please note that this item is an original, authentically signed historical document. Please do not be fooled by others selling copies/reprints as originals.Image(s) shown contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain these watermarks. HistoryForSale is the world's largest dealer of authentic autographs and manuscripts. Our inventory contains documents in all areas of interest including presidents, royalty, military, aviation, religion, business, science, celebrities, sports, music, authors and more. Whether looking to add to your collection, acquire a unique centerpiece for the home or office, or as a truly one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, you'll find it here at HistoryForSale. Contact us today and let us assist you in finding that perfect item. The Gallery of History, founded in 1981, is a long-standing UACC Registered Dealer, #RD110, and is a long-standing member of the Manuscript Society.
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