• Gen. John E. Wool Faced Legal Action For Confiscating Rebel Goods Upon President Lincoln's Orders

    Free Shipping!
    There is only 1 item left in stock.

    JOHN ELLIS WOOL (February 20, 1784 – November 10, 1869) served as an office in the U.S. Army during three consecutive wars – the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. By the time the Mexican War occurred, Wool was widely considered one of the most capable officers in the army and a superb organizer.  He was one of the four general officers in 1861 and the one who saw the most Civil War service.  



    1 ¼ pp,  5 ¼ x 8 ½,  Troy, February 26, 1864, to Wm C. Traphagen, Esqr, of New York. “I give you many thanks for your favor of yesterday. Herewith I return the affidavit executed.



    “It would be singular, as it appears to me, if the application to carry my case to the United States Court would be refused. Gudeman is a Georgian and a rebel. I have an invoice of goods purchased by Gudeman which sir I hold by the United States. I am a citizen of New York and an officer of the Army, acting at the time of Gudeman’s arriest, officially under the orders of the President [Lincoln]. 



    “I hope to be with you on Monday or Tuesday, on my way to Washington. I will stop long enough to see you.




    “Very truly yours



    “John E. Wool”



    Everything we sell is guaranteed authentic forever to the original buyer. We also offer a 30-day return policy. If you discover a problem or are dissatisfied with an item, please contact us immediately. Our goal is to please every customer.  We are pleased to be members of The Manuscript Society, Universal Autograph Collectors Club, The Ephemera Society, the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers and the Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses. [CW 120]