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ARTHUR, CHESTER, President. Autograph letter signed ("C.A. Arthur") as New York State Quarter Master General, to Brigadier General Hillhouse, New York, N.Y., 4 October 1862. 2 1/2 pages, 4to, on Quartermaster General's stationery with engraved crest, second leaf tipped to a larger sheet. In a very bold hand.

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ARTHUR, CHESTER, President. Autograph letter signed ("C.A. Arthur") as New York State Quarter Master General, to Brigadier General Hillhouse, New York, N.Y., 4 October 1862. 2 1/2 pages, 4to, on Quartermaster General's stationery with engraved crest, second leaf tipped to a larger sheet. In a very bold hand.

ARTHUR AT WAR

A rare early letter written during Arthur's military service in the Civil War. Arthur furnishes a recommendation for a young artillery officer: "I am informed...that...Colonel Wainwright has made application for his [Warner's] app[ointmen]t as Lieut. Col...& that the application is, or will be, approved by General [Henry Jackson] Hunt, Chief of Art[iller]y...and by General McClellan...During my long visit with the Army of the Potomac, when on the banks of the Chicahominy I staid with Genl. Hunt...Warner was his Asst. Adj[utant] Genl. & I saw much of him. He is an excellent officer, cool, steady, intelligent & energetic. He graduated at West Point in 1857 and has a first rate reputation as an officer of artillery...Warner writes me that if he receives the promotion, he will be detailed upon Genl. McClellan's staff as Inspector of Art[iller]y. Please advise me immediately if Warner will be appointed..."
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