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Confederate General Arthur Middleton Manigault (Severely Wounded at Franklin) Requests Armament for his Regiment the North Santee Mounted Rifles!
In this letter, Manigault… one of the most famous names in Charleston, S.C…. writes as Captain of the North Santee Rifles. The letter is headed “North Santee, February 26th, 1861”. Manigault is writing to the Board of Ordnance in Charleston. Here is that content:

North Santee Febry 26th 1861

To
The Board of Ordnance
                 In Charleston

Gentlemen,

                      I herewith beg leave to submit an application to your board for (15) fifteen Cavalry sabres, & (50) fifty rifles to complete the equipment of a mounted Corps raised in this neighborhood which Corps has been inspected, & its service tendered to the Secretary of War.

                    The rifles we would only request the use of until we are able to purchase for ourselves a suitable rifled carbine. Owing to the destruction by fire of the Smith rifle factory, we have been disappointed in obtaining that weapon, 50 of which we had bespoken.

Very Respectfully
A. M. Manigault
Capt. North Santee Rifles

On Reverse:

Application of A. M.
Manigault, Capt.
North Santee Mounted
Rifles

50 Rifles
15 Sabres

Feby 26, 1861

Arms issued March 10 &
went up by the Seabrook
on 11th.

The letter is in beautiful condition… Manigault had great handwriting and the ink is nice and dark.

#CG470 - Price $450