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Biloxi Rifles Related State fo Mississippi Document From September 1861
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This is a very nice piece of Confederate history from the state of Mississippi. This is an original rice paper letter from William H. Brown who served as the Quartermaster General for the Army of the state of Mississippi at the outbreak of the Civil War. These then and fragile documents are written on rice paper which feels about half as thin as a standard sheet of paper. Because they are so thin, the documents become much more legible with a colored background. These would have been copies that Brown kept of official letters that he wrote in his position as Quartermaster General of Mississippi. The document is written in Brown ink and as you can see the acid in the ink has worn through some places in the rice paper. It is written to Brig. General C.G. Dahlgren who at the time was serving as Commander of the post at Pass Christian, Mississippi. The letter was written from the headquarters of the Army of Mississippi in Jackson on September 5, 1861. It reads "I am instructed by the Commander in Chief today that if the Biloxi Rifles number over 48 men they are entitled to their position in the 3rd brigade -the company having been transferred from the 4th to the 3rd brigade by order of the Military Board." The document itself measures 8 inches by 6 inches in overall size. This is a good looking original document from Confederate Mississippi.

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