Army of the Potomac Office of the Quartermaster Bulletin #57-1865


All items recently acquired through major transaction from owners. Interested bidders must be present at Auction to be held at the Willard Hotel "Terrible Swift Sword" Room in Washington D.C. at 7 PM, 1 August 1865. (Bring your carpetbags!)

Item 1, Nomenclature: "Arlington," mansion, white, porticoed, graceful. Once owned by prominent Virginia family. Situated on bluff overlooking Federal City - view amenity and easy commute to War Dept., etc. 7 bdrms, 1 bath, many portraits on walls; owner will convey. Grounds used as cemetery - you move the corpses and save $$$. Nearby telegraph office. Nice. Government currently in litigation with family but expected to win court decision. Contact Maj. Fitzhugh, 2104 Penna. Ave. or wire POORLEES.

Item 2, Nomenclature: Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Widespread fire damage; fixer-upper. Great for the energetic do-it-yourselfer. Wharves, Hospitals, George Washington equestrian statue (a must see), Museum of the Confederacy, etc. Nearby James River; adjacent to many battlefield parks. Tourism potential from annual parade down Memorial Ave. (needs repair). Good potential for investor with reconstruction capital. Hostile local population no problem due to presence of U.S. troops. Many manumitted local workers available at favorable rates to rebuild buildings, municipal facilities, etc. need only encouragement and enhanced voting privileges to motivate. Government will consider creative financing and tax breaks for the "right" investor. Contact Capt. Wirtz at above address or wire ONTORICHMOND.