STAFF OFFICER LETTER - CONFEDERATE CORPS OF ENGINEERS—CAPT. R. P. ROWLEY

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Dated “Bird’s Mill October 15 1863.” 1 pp., in ink, 9.75 x 8”. Exhibits fold-marks, paper and ink lightly yellowed and faded, light chipping of right and lower margins. Else VG and entirely legible. In protective sleeve, accompanied by documentation.

This letter is from a collection war-time correspondence of R.P. Rowley who served in various posts, at various ranks, with the Confederate Corps of Army Engineers. On the eve of war, Rowley was a talented young Arkansas engineer who gravitated to the Corps of Engineers and was eventually promoted to Lt. Colonel, serving first with the Army of Tennessee and in the Trans. Miss. Dept., where he superintended army engineering projects in the districts of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. At the war’s end he returned to Arkansas, served in the state legislature, while residing on a Mississippi River Plantation, where he died in 1899. This correspondence contains a trove of information concerning Army of Tennessee and Trans. Miss. Engineering activity, while mentioning numerous prominent officers.

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“Captain….Send Lieut. Morrison with detail of 20 men from Capt McCall’s compy to clear drift at Bridge on the Harrison Rd. and instruct him to report to me the condition of the bridge. I will remain at this place.//Respy/ S.W. Presstman/ Capt.//Capt R.P. Rowley/Engr corps.”

This note was sent three weeks after the Battle of Chickamauga. Solid Corps of Engineers collectible.

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