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GENERALS JOSEPH J BARTLETT & SETH WILLIAMS SIGNED NAME & RANK, U.S. CIVIL WAR, APPOMATTOX SURRENDER

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General Bartlett is believed to have taken part in every battle fought by Army of Potomac from Manassas to Appomattox and was chosen to receive the ceremonial surrender of the stacked arms of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. & General Williams a West Point graduate who served through the entire Mexican-American War and was adjutant general of the Army of the Potomac and when U. S. Grant decided to recommend surrender to Robert E. Lee during the Appomattox Campaign, it was Williams who took the message to the Confederate lines. He also delivered Grant's terms to the Confederate army. He was present at the surrender on April 9, 1865.   

General Joseph Jackson Bartlett (1834-93) Signed Slip, "Js. J. Bartlett, Bvt. Maj. Gen, U. S. V.", on one side of 5.5 x 2.5 slip, was a New York attorney, brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and post war an international diplomat and pensions administrator for the United States Government. At the First Battle of Bull Run he was a calm presence on the battlefield, and composure in crisis became his trademark. As part of the Army of the Potomac, Bartlett fought in almost every battle (he is believed to have taken part in every battle fought by Army of Potomac from Manassas to Appomattox, except for the campaign of Second Manassas where VI Corps was not engaged), including Gaines' Mill, Crampton's Gap and the Antietam Campaign. On October 4, 1862, he was commissioned a brigadier general. In 1863, he led troops effectively at Fredericksburg, and on May 3, 1863 at Salem Heights, where out of a force of 1500 men he lost 580 officers and men, maintaining order despite huge losses. He was present at the surrender of General Lee, and was chosen to receive the ceremonial surrender of the stacked arms of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. After the war, he was appointed by President Andrew Johnson to serve as US minister to Sweden and Norway from 1867 to 1869. Under President Grover Cleveland, he was Deputy Commissioner of Pensions from 1885 to 1889. He then returned to his law career.

General Seth Williams (1822-66) Signed Slip, "S. Williams, Bvt. Major General, Vol. Service", on the other side of 5.5 x 2.5 slip, was a West Point graduate who served through the entire Mexican-American War and was adjutant general of the Army of the Potomac who delivered terms of surrender to the Confederates and was at Appomattox at the surrender April 9, 1865. Both ink signatures and ranks are in fine condition, with minor age toning.

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