Garfield, James. Autograph Letter, Signed
Garfield Buys A Horse &
Gets Promoted to Colonel
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Autograph Letter signed by James A. Garfield, as a Colonel in the 42nd Ohio Infantry. Columbus, (Ohio): September 6, 1861. 4to.; 1p.
The letter to Wallace J. Ford, a close friend of and later Congressional secretary to Garfield, is about a horse that Ford had purchased for Garfield, advising him to “keep the horse under training for a while yet. I have engaged his equipage which will be here next Thursday….” Garfield closes with a statement of personal pride: “I was this morning promoted to a Colonelcy.”
Framed with a lithograph portrait.