James Chesnut, Jr. (1815-85), Brigadier General, CSA (SC). He was at Fort Sumter, on the staff of President Jefferson Davis, and commanded the Reserve Forces at SC.
Autographed cover (Free Frank) as U.S. Senator to John S. Wilson in Chester, SC enclosing the "Reply of Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, to the speech of Senator Douglas, in the U.S. Senate, May 16 and 17, 1860." printed 16 page pamphlet (present).
Staining along the eges of the cover. Chesnut signature fine.
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