General Joseph Hooker War Date ALS

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Civil War-dated ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, April 13, 1863. Letter to Franklin Philip, in full: “I have just received & paid my respects to one bottle of the box of splendid punch you have had the kindness to forward to my address. Please accept my sincere & grateful thanks for this evidence of your good feeling towards me. May this find you as well as I wish you to be.” In fine condition, with rusty paperclip impressions and light soiling to the first page.

Notorious and aggressive Union general (1814–1879) who distinguished himself at the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862 and as a result was promoted to major general; later that year he led troops into battle at the Second Battle of Bull Run and Antietam.

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