Craig, James war date letter/ St. Joseph, Missouri
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James Craig (1817-88), Brigadier General, USA and a Missouri politician who served in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska area. President of Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail Road.

Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), 1 page, 4to., Nov. 1st, 1864 to Lt. A. J. Harding an aide-de-camp  in St. Joseph, Missouri, pertaining to a jailed citizen probably on bushwhacking charges.

"...John W. Forbes Esq of Platte Co., and Mr MH Owsley desire to be heard for a few minutes in reference to the Case of HB Owsley, now in Jail from their Statements to me I am inclined to think they Can offer you Evidence that will induce you to release young Owsley on Bond & Security. You may rely upon the testimony of Mr. Forbes.


Jas. Craig

Brig Gen"

Very Fine.

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Craig, James war date letter/ St. Joseph, Missouri

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