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CSA Brigadier General William Y.C. Humes, Twice Signed Report with Endorsement by Brigadier General John H. Kelly, 1864

Manuscript document, 1p, 7.875 x 10 in., Tunnel Hill, GA. March 20, 1864. Twice-signed ("W.Y.C. Humes") report submitted by CSA Brigadier General William Y.C. Humes (1830-1883), recording the number of "dismounted men" in various regiments of his brigade, as well of the number of men "necessary to be kept." Addressed to Major E. Spruel Burford, who served as General Joseph Wheeler's adjutant. Humes had been given brigade command in Wheeler's cavalry in November of 1863 after sustaining a wound to the foot at the Battle of Farmington. Both Humes and Burford were wounded twice during the Civil War: Humes incurred injuries at Farmington and Monroe Crossroads in March 1865, while Burford was hit by an artillery shell at Murfreesboro in January 1863 and later wounded near Knoxville in December of the same year.  Verso endorsed "J.H. Kelly" by General John H. Kelly (1840-1864), the youngest brigadier general in the Confederate army and among the youngest generals to die during the war. His brigade was engaged at Franklin, TN during Wheeler's Raid of 1864, and, while leading a charge, Kelly was fatally struck in the chest by a Union sharpshooter.

Condition:

Creasing as expected, with some minor losses at fold lines.

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$875
11/15/2019

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