Maj. Gen W.S. Hancock ALS penned during the battle of Williamsburg Lot 101
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Hancock Winfield 1824 - 1886 Maj. Gen W.S. Hancock ALS penned during the battle of Williamsburg.
Single page ALS on lightly lined paper, 7.75" x 5.5", inlaid to another sheet to a size of 9.25" x 6.75". Dated "April 22, 1862", and signed by Major General Winfield Scott Hancock as "Maj W. Hancock / Brig Genl". Near fine with small ink smudges. Accompanied by a near fine portrait engraving of him on a sheet sized 7" x 10.75". Accompanied by documented provenance as noted below.
A fantastic ALS penned less than a year before the battle of Gettysburg, and approximately in the midst of the battle of Williamsburg. Shown in part below:
"Camp in front of ....
April 22, 62
Your (bunker) has been released from Anul [sic]- or rather his Anul [sic] has been suspended until du promulgation of the processing in his case.
The matter of final disposition is with .... If the original proceedings have been lost the judge (illegible) can finish a duplicate. A letter by him received from the war Dept on the ... which has been ... with my remarks. I suppose it will be heard from soon: ...
Maj W.S. Hancock
To Mr. S.A, Mieler Esq"
An important letter, penned by Major Brigadier General Hancock from his base camp only days before the battle of Williamsburg. A