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3 Framed Autographs of Civil War Generals, all involved in the Battle of Chickamauga: Braxton Bragg, William Rosecrans, and George Gordon. All signed documents are framed under glass with facsimile photographs of the generals, and brief biographical information; Bragg and Rosecrans items have a transcription of the letters.1st item: Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) signed letter on lined paper to a Maj. W.O. or W.D. Nixon, thanking him for loaning some books to his wife, who is not well, undated; the reverse reads "Major Nixon by John". 6" x 4" letter, 17" x 25" matted and framed, overall. 2nd item: Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans (1819-1898) signed letter on U.S. House of Representatives paper, bearing his "Gen. Rosecrans" stamp, dated Jan. 16, 1882 and written from San Franciso, to fellow Civil War General Horatio Wright, who at the time was chief of the Army Corps of Engineers (Rosecrans was a California congressman).The 2-page letter concerns the corps' project on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Wright was fellow West Point classmate of Rosecrans, and Rosecrans writes that "My lame foot keeps me from coming to see you. I am ever so much obliged by your sending the books and snaps I asked you for, but can't promise to do as much for you." Each page measures 8" x 5". Overall dimensions, framed: 24" x 33-1/2". 3rd item: CSA Gen. George W. Gordon (1836-1911) co-signed promissory note from Maury National Bank, Columbia, TN, dated Jan. 20, 1908, for $285. 3-1/2" x 8", 20" x 15" float mounted and framed, overall. Provenance: Private Chattanooga, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Light toning and fading to letters, 3 creases through Gordon's signatures, other signatures in good condition. Promissory note has seven folds with small losses at ends of fold lines.