GARNETT, Robert S. (1819-1861), Confederate brigadier. Autograph letter signed ("R. Garnett Capt"), to Officer of the Day Henry L. Abbott, addressed in his hand on verso. N.p., date illegible.
1 page, 4to, two pinholes to left margin, creased. Written to his Officer of the Day, Henry L. Abbott, who would later become brevet brigadier general. "[You] will instruct Members of the Sections paraded for examination to add the state from which they are appointed to their names on the black board when they are called upon the floor..."
RARE. Garnett, a Confederate brigadier general, was the first officer from either side to be killed in the Civil War.