CSA General John Hunt Morgan, Endorsed Civil War-Dated Manuscript Resolutions
Morgan, John Hunt (1825-1864). Lot of 2 manuscript resolutions sent to Morgan, each endorsed in his hand as Answered on verso, followed by the date.
Includes manuscript document signed, 1p., January 8, 1864, stating, The House of Delegates of Virginia, learning of the arrival in this City of Brigadier General John H. Morgan, and being desirous in some manner of showing their appreciation of his gallantry and distinguished services. Resolved, that he be invited to take a seat of privilege on the floor of the House of Delegates. Resolved, That the Speaker be requested to communicate to General Morgan the passage of the foregoing Resolution. With ALS from Hugh W. Sheffey, Speaker of the House of Delegates at bottom, which reads, in part...None of the heroes of this war will be more cordially welcomed to the Hall of the House than yourself and you will find there those who will rejoice to honor him whom a wicked enemy has in vain sought to affix the badge of dishonor...
Plus ALS from Shelton C. Davis, 1 p., January 8, 1864, in which he writes, Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to tender to Genl. John H. Morgan a seat in the Senate Chamber to be occupied at his pleasure, during his sojourn in the city of Richmond.
Morgan was a tenacious general in the Confederate Army. He led several cavalry charges that disrupted Union communications in Tennessee and Kentucky. His tactics created the fearsome reputation of Southern cavalrymen. Union forces captured Morgan during a raid into Indiana and Ohio, but he escaped the federal penitentiary and resumed raiding. Hunt accepted the position from the Senate but died shortly after a surprise attack.
Each document is in fine condition with typical folds and minimal toning. The signatures are clear, dark, and bold. the lot is accompanied by additional information about the documents and a certificate of authenticity from Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions.