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Extremely scarce Confederate General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) signed one-page extra broadside to THE VIDETTE, a camp newspaper of Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, more commonly called John Hunt Morgan's Brigade. Signed boldly on the upper left corner in pencil: "Respects, Gen'l. Jno. H. Morgan." Published Hartsville, TN, August 17, 1862 as a one-page extra on large folio pink necessity paper. Edited and published by Capt. Gordon E. Niles (d. 1862), a New York newspaperman who was a Southern sympathizer and volunteer for Morgan's Brigade. Current Civil war content and events discussed including: News of the Day, Kentucky to be the Battlefield, Galatin Taken – Col. Boone with his whole command unconditionally surrendered, and the exploits of Col. George St. Leger Grenfell (1808-1868), a former officer with the British Army in India, Southern Sympathizer and Adjutant of Morgan's End Kentucky Cavalry. 17 1/2" H x 12" W. Provenance: Originally part of the Marshall B. Coyne document and manuscript collection sold by Sotheby's in June, 2001. Marshall B. Coyne collection stationary included with the lot. Note: The Vidette was first published in Hartsville, Tennessee and continued on an irregular basis until Morgan's death. The first editor, Captain Niles, was killed shortly after this Extra publication. John Hunt Morgan was killed at Greeneville, Tennessee in September, 1864. Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Toning lines, center vertical crease. Foxing spots, surface of sheet. 1/8" hole, top center of vertical crease. Smudges, top left and right of sheet. Toning, foxing spots, visible en verso.