HE WAS NOTED FOR HIS CONTROVERSIAL COMMAND OF PRISONER-OF-WAR CAMPS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. AT THE TIME OF THIS DOCUMENT JEFFERSON DAVIS HAD DECLARED MARTIAL LAW IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA AND APPOINTED HIM PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL, WHERE HE QUICKLY EARNED THE MONIKER “THE DICTATOR OF RICHMOND”. IN THIS MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT HE IS ASKING ONE OF HIS PROVOST MARSHALS TO HANDLE A CASE. PSA/DNA
JOHN H. WINDER (1800-65) SIGNED CIVIL WAR DATED DOCUMENT, “Jno H. Winder, Brig. General”, 7.5 x 2.5, May 5, 1862, by the West Point graduate and career United States Army officer who served with distinction during the Mexican-American War. He later served as a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War. In part: “The Provost Marshall will please take into his charge the case of Mr. Pearry, relating to his trunk in possession of the Southern Express Co….” In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.