VA2880 CSA #2 H&L (faulty) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 28 DEC 18961. Folded Letter complete addressed to Mrs. Mary Ashley Elhart, Oak Dale, Rockbridge Co., Va Care of R. G. Campbell. The letter is from Captain (later Major) Aldolphus Elhart to his wife. Adolphus Elhart (1830-1913), an Austrian born merchant from Lexington, Virginia, was at the time of this letter the AQM and Paymaster of the 1st Division of the CSA Army of the Potomac. He began service in the 1st Va Cav in April 1861. His competency as a staff officer was rewarded with ever increasing responsibilty as he was personally chosen by General Stonewall Jackson himself to be his personal Paymaster in July 1862 and later Paymaster for the entire 2nd Corps ANV, a position that he held until the end of the war. This is a remarkable lengthy two page letter from Capt Elhart to his wife detailing a trip to Richmond on paymaster duties including picking up $77,000.00 in cash from the Treasury Department. Have not seen another letter anywhere like this concerning paymaster duties. Typed transcript of the letter included. $500.00

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