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Lieut. George E. Pickett association document - Signed five times by Sgt. Maj. Theodore Fink, later commander of Fort Davis, Texas

Partly Printed Manuscript Document Signed by four 8th Regiment soldiers Sgt. Maj. "Theo Fink,"Quarter Master Sgt. "Levi Woodbury," P. Mus. "H. S. Reed," and Thos. Muir "his X mark", 1p, 16" x 10.5", 1847. All four signatures witnessed by "Theo Fink." Headed "WE, the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of the Non Commissioned Staff, 8 Infy, do hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett, A. Adjt. 8 Infy, the several articles of Clothing set opposite our respective names." Completed in manuscript. Folded. Minor nicks at edges. Mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition.

Clothing variously received include "Privates' Wool Jackets," "Private's Wool Overalls," "Flannel Shorts," "Private's Cotton Shirts," and "Stockings," with a handwritten notation: "The Articles (*) thus marked are issued gratuitously." Those marked are a total of 4 "Boots, pairs of" and 2 "Blankets."

Second Lieutenant George E. Pickett was transferred to the 8th Infantry, July 18, 1847, and was brevetted First Lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico. On September 13, 1847, Pickett was brevetted Captain for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mexico. Pickett was also variously Regimental Quartermaster and Assistant Adjutant for the 8th Regiment.

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