1869 Letter & Autograph - General William B. Franklin on the Foundation of the 6th Corps - Written on Colt's Stationery

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1869 Letter & Autograph - General William B. Franklin on the Foundation of the 6th Corps - Written on Colt's Stationery

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Item No. 4584463

A very interesting 1869 letter written on “Colt’s Patent Fire Arms” stationery by General William B. Franklin, former commander of the Union 6th Corps, to a William A. Baker in Auburn, New York. Baker had evidently inquired about the earliest days of the 6th Corps and Franklin penned this reply. It reads:

Office of Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co.
Hartford, Conn. June 14 1869

Dear Sir
I do not remember the precise date of the formation of the 6th Corps. I think that the order assigning me to the command was issued on the day before the Army arrived at Cumberland or York Town (about the 10 or 11 of May 62). This was of course after the West Point engagement. The original formation was provisional, and was afterwards made permanent by the President.

These data are all doubtless among the papers of the 6th Corps, which are on file in Wash’n. I have very few memoranda on the subject. It will be a pleasure to me, however, to give you any information for which you ask, if I have it.

Truly yours
WB. Franklin

Wm A. Baker Esq.
Auburn
N.Y.

The letter was written on two pages of a 5” x 8” stationery sheet which has been adhered to a larger paper frame, about 8” x 11 1/4”. Excellent condition with minor toning.

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