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1862 Manuscript Civil War Telegram From General John Dix To Col. Richard Coulter For Sale
VERY Rare and original 1862, Hand Written Telegram sent by Civil War general John A Dix to Colonel (later General) Richard Coulter regarding the strength of and locations of guard posts along railroad lines in Maryland. The Telegram offered here is NOT in the hand of General Dix but, rather, is the manuscript "recipient's copy" - the copy received at the Telegraph Office and delivered to Colonel Coulter then commanding 11th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. There is manuscript docketing on the reverse of the sheet believed to be in the hand of Colonel Coulter
This interesting Civil War Military Telegram measures approx. 5 1/4" by 8 1/4" and is written in brown ink on a partially printed form titled "United States Military Telegraph". The Telegraph was received at 8:30 P.M. on April 6th, 1862 and was sent from Baltimore by Major General John A Dix to Colonel Richard Coulter "Comdg 11th Pa. Vols.".
The original, manuscript Telegram reads in full:
I shall order you to Washington as soon as I can send a regiment to relieve you of the charge of rail road. Send to me a detail of strength & location of each post on the rail road and strength of guard at Annapolis. / Jno A. Dix / Maj. Gen."
Manuscript docketing on the reverse reads "April 6th, 1862 / Maj. Genl. Jno A. Dix Telegram" and "In reference to being ordered to Washington as soon as relieved / Recd. Apl. 7, 1862".
As stated above, although the Telegram is hand written it is NOT in the hand of General Dix but is, rather, the recipient's copy transcribed at the Telegraph Office and delivered to Colonel Richard Coulter.
just 12 days after this Telegram was sent and three days before the climactic Battle of Gettysburg, Hooker was replaced by Maj. Gen. George Meade.
It should be noted that this manuscript Telegram, is unconditionally guaranteed original and authentic. The Telegram is guaranteed to be as described - the original manuscript copy of the telegram sent to Colonel Coulter by General Dix regarding orders and troop strenghts.
This interesting, Civil war Military Telegram is in very good condition. The manuscript text is dark and bold and easily readable. There are a some spots of light staining and some soiling as can be seen in the scans below but there is no major physical damage and no repairs.
A rare and interesting, original 1862 Civil War Military Telegram sent by Major General John Dix to Colonel (later General) Richard Coulter regarding orders and troop strength along the guard posts protecting the Maryland Railroads and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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1862 Manuscript Civil War Telegram From General John Dix To Col. Richard Coulter: $86