3 pages, 4to, small tears to folds at top and bottom margins, naturally aged. A rare, very detailed letter from Grant's aide-de-camp and military secretary, later named Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Son of a Seneca chief, Parker befriended Grant in 1857 in Galena, Illinois. Parker writes to a friend in Sherman's Army, long out of touch on its campaign in the Carolinas: the "lost army has again come to the surface...The rebel papers refused to publish anything...Since you left Savannah, Charleston, Georgetown, Fort Fisher, Wilmington and Gen Butler have fallen." He writes of Sheridan's march through the Shenandoah and the capture of Staunton and Charlottesville. The end of the war was in sight." /> PARKER, ELY SAMUEL, <I>Seneca Indian, Brigadier General</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Parker alias Scribe") to "John," City Point, Va., 16 March 1865. <I>3 pages, 4to, small tears to folds at top and bottom margins, naturally aged</I>. A rare, very detailed letter from Grant's aide-de-camp and military secretary, later named Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Son of a Seneca chief, Parker befriended Grant in 1857 in Galena, Illinois. Parker writes to a friend in Sherman's Army, long out of touch on its campaign in the Carolinas: the "lost army has again come to the surface...The rebel papers refused to publish anything...Since you left Savannah, Charleston, Georgetown, Fort Fisher, Wilmington and Gen Butler have fallen." He writes of Sheridan's march through the Shenandoah and the capture of Staunton and Charlottesville. The end of the war was in sight. | Christie's