[1904 Autograph Letter Signed by Henry E. Tremain, Georgian Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for Battle of Resaca, Georgia].

Remembering the Battle of Resaca, Georgia — May 15, 1864


Henry E. Tremain was awarded a Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia on May 15, 1864. Through error, two brigades of Union troops began firing into each other. Tremain voluntarily rode between the lines and ceased the firing. Tremain had been an aide to Major General Daniel Sickles at Gettysburg. At Reseca, Tremain served under Major General David Butterfield who was commanding a division in Hooker’s Twentieth Corps.

The present letter, dated 1904, shows Tremain writing to General Wilson. Tremain is working with Wilson and contributing his own memories of the Civil War for an upcoming publication. In part: “In the replica (by photo etc) of the General’s Reseca picture, which you have seen, is a reproduction of his order of attack and diagram as given to his Brigade commanders. I recall seeing diagrams of similar character in some volume of the War Record relating to one of his August[?] battles…”

The letter is devoted entirely to Wilson’s and Tremain’s collaboration, possibly what became Tremain’s book, Last Hours of Sheridan’s Cavalry (NY) 1904. Autographed by Tremain on the verso after three lines of text.


Description: [1904 Autograph Letter Signed by Henry E. Tremain, Georgian Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for Battle of Resaca, Georgia].

Np. February 26, 1904. Quarto, [1]p. Single sheet, evenly toned; light creases along top, lightly dust-soiled; very good.

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Price: $250.00

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