Oliver Edwards (1835-1904), Brigadier General, USA (MA). Perticipated in the Peninsula campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, New York City Draft Riots, Virginia Overland campaign including "Bloody Angle", 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, capture of Petersburg, and Sayler's Creek (captured Genls. Ewell and Custis Lee).
Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), 1 page, 4to., Camp Briggs, Pittsfield, Mass., August 13th, 1862 to Governor Andrews of Massachusetts.
"...I most respectfully recommend the bearer Chas. Phelps as well calculated to make a good Officer and ask that he may be commissioned Second Lieut. under Hugh Gonnelly now recruiting a Company in Springfield...
Maj. Commnd, 37th Regt. M.V."
Some aging, otherwise very fine.
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