War Between the States

Representative at the Louisiana State Secession Convention

Judge Advocate General and Provost Marshal on the staff of General Daniel Ruggles

Autograph Document Signed


7 3/4 x 5 1/2, manuscript in ink.

General,

With a view to consent between yourself & Genl. Forney, Major Steede would like to obtain a copy of the Instructions to Provost Marshal's as I have no copy- having sent mine to the printer- would it not be as well to give him the one left with you for Genl. Van Dorn & send him a printed copy when recd?

Respfy.,
J.O. Fuqua

Written on the reverse is Jas. O. Fuqua, Provost Marshal Genl.

Light age toning and wear. Mounting remnants on the corners of the reverse. This document is circa 1862.

James O. Fuqua, of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, was a representative in the Louisiana State Secession Convention. During the convention, Fuqua submitted a motion that called for a union of slaveholding states. During the War Between the States, he served as Judge Advocate General, and Provost Marshal on the staff of General Daniel Ruggles, with rank of colonel, from July 1, 1862, until December 2, 1862. He also had service in the 16th Louisiana Infantry.

Footnote: The Ordnance of Secession of Louisiana was passed in convention at Baton Rouge, on January 26, 1861.

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