Daniel Ruggles, Confederate Brigadier General, handwritten letter(telegram) dated June 19, 1862. Army during the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War, after the outbreak of the Civil War, Ruggles resigned his commission in the Army and enlisted in the Confederate Army. Within months, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned command of the 1st Division of the II Corps in the Army of Mississippi. During the battle of Shiloh on April 6 and 7, 1862, Ruggles saw repeated Confederate charges fail against the Union line known as The Hornets Nest. " He sent word to his commanders to "Get every gun you can find.
62 cannons were gathered and lined up. Known as "Ruggles' Battery, " it was the biggest concentration of Artillery ever amassed. The line would hammer the Hornets Nest until the last Confederate charge broke the Union line forcing surrender.
The battle would end 12 hours after it started. This handwritten document is dated June 19, 1862. Tupper of Grenada, Mississippi, Ruggles tells him that the enemy is retreating on Grand Jct and requests the suspension of all movements of State troops until more information is found. The letter is signed Daniel Ruggles, Brig. Certificate of Authenticity and satisfaction guaranteed by Heritage Collectors' Society (HCS), Inc.Learn more a bout us here. The item "Civil War-Confederate General Daniel RugglesTelegram to General Tupper, June 62" is in sale since Monday, May 21, 2012.
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