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[Civil War]. Pickens, Francis W. Historic autograph letter signed dated 8 January 1861.

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[Civil War]. Pickens, Francis W. Historic autograph letter signed dated 8 January 1861.
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26. [Civil War]. Pickens, Francis W. Historic autograph letter signed ("F.W. Pickens"), 1 page (4.5 x 7.25 in.; 114 x 184 mm.), Charleston, S.C., dated 8 January 1861, written to Brig. Gen. James Simons. Slight toning at extreme lower right. Pickens writes in part: Dear Sir, I received your of this date a few moments since, in which you say "I have the honour to apply to your Excellency to restore to me the Commission of Brigadier General 4th Brigade Infantry which I had the honour to resign, and which your Excellency accepted." It affords me great pleasure to restore it and the order shall be given to that effect...F.W. Pickens Simons was in command of the Fourth Brigade on Morris Island during the first attack on Fort Sumter, 12 April 1861. Just one day after the date of this letter (on 9 January 1861), Simons accepted orders from Pickens authorizing him to fire upon the Star of the West, the ship sent to relieve Maj. Anderson at Fort Sumter, which prevented the ship from passing, and constituted the very first shots of the war. $800 - $1,200