Union General Gilman Marston DS *WIA 2nd Bull Run*

PRICE…$95

Gilman Marston document signed, Exeter Dec. 3rd, 1855. In ink. Measures 4 X 8. Some wear and tape shows on left side, folds, and slight ink bleeding from verso. Fine condition. Signature is clear and bold. Great item to frame. Photo not included.

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Marston served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He first saw combat as colonel of the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry during the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. His arm was shattered, but he refused an amputation. After he recovered, he fought in the Peninsula Campaign, Second Battle of Bull Run, and Battle of Fredericksburg.

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Union General Rufus Ingalls Signature

PRICE….$120

Signed on verso of document “Rufus Ingalls” in ink. Document is dated May 17th, 1879 from the Chief Quartermasters office, Fort Omaha, Nebraska. Document has folds, one of which is beginning to separate. There is some toning throughout. Overall very good. His signature is crips and clean. Photo not included. 

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With the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, Ingalls was reassigned to duty at Fort Pickens in Florida. He became a major and then a lieutenant colonel in the volunteer army. Shortly after the First Battle of Manassas in July, he moved northward to Virginia to serve as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan. He was promoted to the rank of major in January 1862.

Ingalls helped establish effective supply depots at YorktownEltham‘s Landing, Cumberland Landing, and White House Landing for McClellan’s Army of the Potomac during the Peninsula Campaign. He skillfully evacuated White House Landing with all supplies, transportation and labor during the Seven Day’s Battles. Consequently, he became the Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac in August 1862 following the Peninsula Campaign and performed his duties efficiently during the Northern Virginia and subsequent Maryland Campaigns, winning praise for his logistics skills.

In June 1864, his old friend Ulysses S. Grant placed Ingalls in charge of supply with responsibility for all Federal armies operating against Petersburg and Richmond. His logistics base at City Point, Virginia, became the largest port operation in the Western Hemisphere.

Ingalls won brevets to the rank of major general in both the regular and volunteer services.

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Civil War Union General Edmund Schriver ALS

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Autograph letter signed, 1 page, both sides in ink. Schriver signs on verso “E. Schriver”. The letter is dated September 26th but no year. The letter has folds, some soiling and toning and ink bleeding. Overall very good. A side of the page has some tears and folding from both sides. 

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EDMUND SCHRIVER (1812-1899) served in the U. S. Army in both the Second Seminole War and the American Civil War. During the Civil War, he participated in the Shenandoah, northern Virginia and Richmond campaigns and the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, rising to the rank of colonel and being brevetted a major general near the end of the war.

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Secretary of State Hamilton Fish Signature

PRICE…$85

Secretary of State Hamilton Fish Signature. In ink, large and bold. Beautiful item to frame. Slip measures 7.75 X 3. Ideal for framing.

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Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) served New York as Governor (1849-1850), Congressman (1843-1845) and Senator (1851-1857) and was President Grant’s only Secretary of State (1869-1877). Originally elected as a Whig, Fish joined the new Republican Party during his term in the Senate. He proved a very capable Secretary of State, peacefully resolving several thorny international disputes. His son, grandson and great-grandson, each named Hamilton Fish, represented New York in the House of Representatives. 

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Civil War Senator and Governor of Missouri Benjamin Gratz Brown Signature

PRICE…$85

Signed in ink “B. Gratz Brown” as Governor of Missouri. Dated 1872. Slip of paper measures 7.75 X 3. Overall fine condition, a nice clean signature ideal for framing. Photo not included.

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Benjamin Gratz Brown (May 28, 1826 – December 13, 1885) was an American politician. He was a Senator, the 20th Governor of Missouri, and the Liberal Republican and Democratic Party vice presidential candidate in the presidential election of 1872.

Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, Brown established a legal practice in St. Louis, Missouri. Both of his grandfathers, John Brown and Jesse Bledsoe, represented Kentucky in the Senate. After settling in St. Louis, Brown won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. He became an ally of the Thomas Hart Benton and Francis Preston Blair Jr. in the struggle for control of the state Democratic Party against pro-slavery forces. As the 1850s progressed, Borwn continued to speak against slavery, and he helped found the Missouri Republican Party.

During the Civil War, Brown worked to keep Missouri in the Union. In 1863, he was elected to the Senate as a member of the Unconditional Union Party. In the Senate, he aligned with the Radical Republicans and opposed many of President Abraham Lincoln‘s policies. He was part of a movement that unsuccessfully sought to replace Lincoln as the 1864 Republican nominee. After the war, Brown strongly opposed President Andrew Johnson‘s Reconstruction policies and supported the Freedmen’s Bureau bills.

Brown resigned from the Senate in 1867 but helped found the Liberal Republican Party in 1870. The party chose Brown as its nominee for governor, and he defeated incumbent Republican Governor Joseph W. McClurg. Brown sought the new party’s 1872 presidential nomination but was defeated by Horace Greeley. After the nomination of Greeley, the 1872 Liberal Republican convention chose Brown as the party’s vice presidential nominee. Seeking to avoid splitting the vote of opponents to President Ulysses S. Grant‘s re-election, the 1872 Democratic National Convention subsequently nominated the Liberal Republican ticket. The Republican ticket nonetheless triumphed in the election, as Grant won 55.6% of the popular vote and a majority of the electoral vote. Greeley died after the election but before the electors officially cast their votes, and Brown received some of Greeley’s electoral votes. After the election, Gratz returned to his law practice and affiliated with the Democratic Party.

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Union General William F. “Baldy” Smith Card Signed + Engraving

PRICE…$150

Card Signed in ink. “Respectfully your obedient servant, William F. Smith, Maj. Genl Vols.” Card measures 4 X 2. Nice crisp signature and ideal for framing. Included is a beautiful period engraving of the Battle of Antietam depicting General Burnside’s Division storming the bridge. Would look great framed together. Smith was praised for gallantry at the 7 days Battle and Antietam. 

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William Farrar Smith (February 17, 1824 – February 28, 1903), known as ‘Baldy’ Smith, was a Union general in the American Civil War, notable for attracting the extremes of glory and blame. He was praised for his gallantry in the Seven Days Battles and the Battle of Antietam, but was demoted for insubordination after the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg. As chief engineer of the Army of the Cumberland, he achieved recognition by restoring a supply line that saved that army from starvation and surrender, known the “Cracker Line”, that helped Union troops to success in the Chattanooga Campaign in the autumn of 1863. Leading the first operation against Petersburg, Smith’s hesitation, possibly illness-related, cost the Union a prime opportunity for a quick end to the war, and he was relieved of command.

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Confederate General Robert E. Lee War Date Clip Signature

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Large War date clip signature, Richmond, (VA), 5 Sept.’ 64. Very fine. Measures 2.5 X 3.75. Perfect item for framing. 

Robert E. Lee (1807-70), General, CSA. Legendary ANV Commander.

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Confederate Col. Henry W. Hilliard ALS *Hilliard’s Legion*

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General Hilliard Autograph Letter Signed. 1 Page, in ink. Montgomery, Al, June 29th, 1842. Full transcript is listed for you in a scan. Overall fine with intersecting folds, light toning. Some damage along creasing on verso. Nice signature and ideal for framing.

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In 1861 he was appointed by Jefferson Davis Confederate commissioner to Tennessee. During the Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the Confederate States Army.

Hilliard’s Legion was organized at Montgomery, Alabama in June, 1862, and consisted of five battalions; one of these, a mounted battalion, was early detached and became part of the Tenth Confederate cavalry. The Legion proceeded to Montgomery nearly 3,000 strong, under the command of Col. H. W. Hilliard, and was placed in McCown’s Brigade. It took part in the siege of Cumberland Gap, and spent the fall and winter in Kentucky and east Tennessee.

Hilliard resigned from the army December 1, 1862 to take care of personal affairs and because he had not been promoted to brigadier general.

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Union General Fletcher Webster ALS *KIA 2nd Bull Run*

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Fletcher Webster (1818-1862) ALS, 1 page. Washington, April 30th 1841. Overall fine with some typical folds. He was the son of Daniel Webster and was killed at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. Perfect item for framing. Photo not included.

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Daniel Fletcher Webster, commonly known as Fletcher Webster (July 25, 1818 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire – August 30, 1862) was the son of renowned politician Daniel Webster and Grace Fletcher Webster. He was educated at Dartmouth College. During his father’s first term as Secretary of State, Fletcher served as Chief Clerk of the United States State Department which, at the time, was the second most powerful office in the State Department. As Chief Clerk, he delivered the news of President William Henry Harrison’s death to the new President, John Tyler.

During the Civil War, Webster served as colonel of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The unit was known in the Army of the Potomac as “The Webster Regiment” in honor of their commander. While reinforcing Union forces attempting to repel Longstreet’s counterattack, Webster was mortally wounded on Chinn Ridge in defense of Henry House Hill in the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 30, 1862. A memorial boulder stands in Manassas National Battlefield Park in Colonel Webster’s honor. A memorial to the Webster Regiment stands in Gettysburg National Park.

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Civil War Orator and Politician Edward Everett War Date Signature

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Signed on a blank page in ink. Boston, 25th September, 1861. Nice and bold with typical age toning. Beautiful signature and a great item to frame. 

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Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was a famous American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as its president.

Everett was one of the great American orators of the antebellum and Civil War eras. He is often remembered today as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, where he spoke for over two hours—immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two-minute Gettysburg Address.

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Civil War Politician John A. Andrew War Date ALS

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Mass. Governor John A. Andrew War Date ALS, 2 pages. Written on Commonwealth of Mass. letterhead dated November 28th, 1861 to Charles A. Dana. Overall very fine with typical folds. 

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John Albion Andrew (May 31, 1818 – October 30, 1867) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He was elected in 1860 as the 25th Governor of Massachusetts, serving between 1861 and 1866, and led the state’s contributions to the Union cause during the American Civil War. He was a guiding force behind the creation of some of the first African-American units in the United States Army, including the 54th Massachusetts Infantry.

Educated at Bowdoin College, Andrew was a radical abolitionist from an early age, engaged in the legal defense of fugitive slaves against owners seeking their return. He provided legal support to John Brown after his 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, raising his profile and propelling him to the Massachusetts governor’s chair. Andrew was a persistent voice criticizing Abraham Lincoln‘s conduct of the war, and pressing him to end slavery. By the end of the war his politics had moderated, and he came to support Andrew Johnson‘s Reconstruction agenda.

In Massachusetts, Andrew opposed the Know Nothing movement and the state’s strict alcohol prohibition laws, and oversaw the state takeover of the Hoosac Tunnel construction project. In 1865 he signed legislation establishing the Massachusetts State Police, the first statewide police force of its type in the nation. He died of apoplexy at the age of 49. -wikipedia

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Union General John G. Parke ALS

PRICE…$110

Autograph Letter Signed, in ink, 1 page. From Washington D.C., May 11th, 1890. Signed “John G. Parke, Colonel Retired Brvt. Major Genl.” Bold ink throughout with some blotting at the tip of “J” and “H” in his name. Otherwise fine with typical folds and light toning. Also included is an original engraving of the General. Would look really nice framed up together.

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John Grubb Parke (September 22, 1827 – December 16, 1900) was a United States Army engineer and a Union general in the American Civil War. Parke’s Civil War service was closely associated with Ambrose E. Burnside, often serving him as chief of staff in major engagements such as Antietam, Fredericksburg and the Overland Campaign. Parke also held significant field commands during Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition, Vicksburg and the battle of Fort Stedman as well as brief stints in command of the Army of the Potomac.

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Union General Lorenzo Thomas War Date LS

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Dated September 23rd, 1861 from Washington. In dark bold ink, signed “L. Thomas”. It reads in part in a different hand: “The following Brigade Surgeons are assigned to duty with the command of the officers named, and will report accordingly.” The surgeon listed is to report to Major General Wool. A very interesting document indeed. Overall fine condition with light toning and some folds. An excellent document to frame and hang on the wall!

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On August 10, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Thomas a brigadier general in the regular army, to rank from August 3, 1861, the date Lincoln sent the nomination to the U.S. Senate for confirmation. The Senate confirmed the appointment on August 5, 1861. Camp Thomas, a Regular Army training base in Columbus, Ohio, was named in his honor in July 1861. He held the position of adjutant general until he retired in 1869, except for a special assignment to recruit African-American troops in the Military Division of the Mississippi from 1863 to 1865.

Thomas did not get along well with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and this assignment outside of Washington, D.C., was considered a form of banishment. Many historians have claimed Thomas was banished in disgrace after conspiring to defame Union General William T. Sherman as insane. Thomas was replaced by Maj. Gen. Edward D. Townsend as Adjutant General, who would serve until 1880.

From March 17 to July 23, 1862, he served as the chairman of the War Board, the organization that assisted President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary Stanton in the management of the War Department and the command of the Union armies during the period in which there was no general-in-chief.

On April 6, 1863, General Thomas was sent by the War Department to Helena, Arkansas to recruit freedmen into the U.S. Army. He created the first black troop in Arkansas, fighting for Union side as part of Bureau of Colored Troops, which was created by the War Department on May 22, 1863.

On March 8, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Thomas to the grade of brevet major general in the regular army, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on July 14, 1866.

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Union General Daniel Ullman ALS

PRICE….$95

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 pg. in ink. Measures 8 X 5. Dated July 12th, no year. Signed “Daniel Ullman”. Overall fine with normal folds, toning and wear. Great for framing. Photo not included. 

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During the Civil War, Ullman became colonel of the 78th New York Infantry Regiment. Captured at the Battle of Cedar Mountain in August 1862, he was detained at Libby Prison until he was paroled two months later. He later approached President Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of enlisting African Americans as soldiers. After subsequent discussion, in January 1863 Ullman was promoted to brigadier general and sent to Louisiana where he raised five regiments of African Americans as soldiers in a unit that was designated the Corps d’Afrique. He now commanded a brigade made up of those colored infantry regiments and a regiment of colored engineers.

Ullman led his men into the Siege of Port Hudson, where they suffered heavy casualties. Afterwards he commanded the District of Port Hudson and continued to lead colored troops for the rest of the war, having a full division in mid 1864. Developing an alcohol problem, he was relieved of his command shortly before the war ended. Ullman was mustered out in August 1865 and was made a Brevet Major General for his war service.

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Union General Franz Sigel ALS + Engraving

PRICE…$135

Franz Sigel ALS dated May 6th, 1875. In ink ,1 page. Overall very fine with some light folds. Measures 5 X 8. Beautiful ALS and ideal for framing along with the original engraving that goes with it. 

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Franz Sigel (November 18, 1824 – August 21, 1902) was a German military officer, revolutionist and immigrant to the United Stateswho was a teacher, newspaperman, politician, and served as a Union major general in the American Civil War. His ability to recruit German-speaking immigrants to the Union armies received the approval of President Abraham Lincoln, but he was strongly disliked by General-in-Chief Henry Halleck.

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Union General Robert Patterson ALS

PRICE…$135

Robert Patterson Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, in ink. Dated October 8th, 1855. Overall fine with folds and light soiling, toning. Would frame up nicely. Photo not included. Patterson was the oldest commissioned major general of the Civil War and was blamed for letting Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to slip by and reinforce Beauregard at the First Battle of Manassas.

 

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Confederate General John D. Imboden DS

PRICE…$235

General John D. Imboden Document signed. “J. D. Imboden”. No date. Overall very good. Although the signature is untouched and in fine condition, there is a small hole above the first witness who signed and directly under the words “For value Received “at the top of the document. Other than that, the signature is in fine condition and the document shows the typical wear, toning and folds one would expect. 

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Confederate cavalry commander. Served for the entire duration of the War. Imboden entered service at the start of the war, serving first as commander of the Staunton Artillery at Harper’s Ferry, after its initial capture. He fought at 1st Manassas, where he was wounded by a shell fragment. He then organized the Virginia Partisan Rangers. The unit was redesignated the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, which Imboden led at Cross Keys and Port Republic.

He commanded a brigade of cavalry under Jeb Stuart at Gettysburg. During the Confederate withdrawal after the battle, Lee charged Imboden with escorting the train of thousands of wounded back to Virginia.

Arriving at Williamsport, Imboden found the pontoon bridge destroyed, and Federal cavalry attacked the wagon train of wounded. Imboden, with the river at his back, put on a stubborn defense until General Fitz Lee’s cavalry arrived and the Federals were driven off. He commanded a brigade of Ransom’s Division of 2nd Corps in 1864.

After a bout with typhoid in the fall of 1864, Imboden finished his wartime service performing prison duty in Aiken, South Carolina.

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Union Surgeon General William A. Hammond War Date Clip Signature

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Signed “William Hammond Surgeon General, USA”. Clip signature measuring 3 X 1.5. Overall very fine. Nice bold signature in ink. A nice piece of medical history you can frame up on your wall.

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Upon the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War, Hammond left the University and rejoined the U.S. Army. He was assigned to administrative work in the organization of hospitals and sanitary stations. His success brought him appointment as Surgeon-General of the Medical Corps over the heads of his superiors. Hammond served as Surgeon-General from Apr. 1862 to Aug. 1864 when he was dismissed from service as the result of a court-martial brought against him. the court-decision was later reversed in 1879, and Hammond appointed a full brigadier-general and placed upon the retired list. In the interim, Hammond moved after the war to New York City where he lectured at the College ofPhysicians and Surgeons, Bellevue Medical College, and the University of the City of New York.

In addition, he helped found the New York Post-Graduate Medical School. Having acquired substantial personal wealth and following the reversal of the court-martial verdict against him, Hammond moved back to Washington, D.C. in mid-1888. He lived there until his death.

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Union General John A. Logan Card Signed

PRICE…$125

Signed in ink “John A. Logan, Illinois”. Measures 3.25 X 2. Overall very fine. Nice clear signature and ideal for framing. Along with it is an original engraving of the General. Could be a nice pair together under glass!

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U.S. Representative Logan fought at Bull Run as an unattached volunteer in a Michigan regiment, and then returned to Washington where, before he would resign his congressional seat on April 2, 1862, he had entered the Union Army as Colonel of the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which he organized. He was known by his soldiers as “Black Jack”[3] because of his black eyes and hair and swarthy complexion, and was regarded as one of the most able officers to enter the army from civilian life.

Before resigning his seat, Union Army Colonel Logan served in the army of Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater and was present at the Battle of Belmont on November 7, 1861, where his horse was killed, and at Fort Donelson, where he was wounded on February 15, 1862. Soon after the victory at Donelson, he resigned his seat on April 2, 1862 and was promoted to brigadier general in the volunteers, as of March 21, 1862. Major John Hotaling served as his chief of staff. To confuse matters, the 32nd Illinois was commanded at Shiloh by a different Colonel John Logan. During the Siege of Corinth, John A. Logan commanded first a brigade and then the 1st Division of the Army of the Tennessee. In the spring of 1863, he was promoted to major general to rank from November 29, 1862.

In Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign, Logan commanded the 3rd Division of James B. McPherson’s XVII Corps, which was the first to enter the city of Vicksburg in July 1863 after its capture. Logan then served as the city’s military governor. In November 1863 he succeeded William Tecumseh Sherman in command of the XV Corps; and at the Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864), after the death of James B. McPherson during the day, he assumed command of the Army of the Tennessee. He was relieved a short time afterward by Oliver O. Howard. He returned to Illinois for the 1864 elections but rejoined the army afterward and commanded his XV corps in Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign.

In December 1864, Grant became impatient with George H. Thomas’s unwillingness to attack immediately at Nashville and sent Logan to relieve him. Logan was stopped in Louisville when news came that Thomas had completely smashed John Bell Hood’s Confederate army in the Battle of Nashville.

Logan had been disappointed when Howard was given permanent command of the Army of the Tennessee after McPherson’s death, and Sherman arranged for Logan to lead the army during the May 1865 Grand Review in Washington.

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Union Col. Luigi Palmadi di Cesnola ALS *MOH*

PRICE…$125

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, both sides in ink. Dated February 28th, 1877 to a Mr. Hall. Large signature on verso in bold ink. Overall fine with normal folds and toning. Luigi was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Aldie. Photo not included. 

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In 1858 he went to New York, where he first taught Italian and French. In February 1861 he married Mary Isabel Reid, the daughter of war hero Commodore Samuel Chester Reid. He then founded a private military school for officers, where in six months he trained over seven hundred students. Since 1862, he took part in the American Civil War as colonel of the 4th New York Cavalry Regiment, serving under the name Louis P. di Cesnola. At the Battle of Aldie (June 1863), Colonel di Cesnola was wounded and taken prisoner. He received a Medal of Honor for his efforts during the battle. 

He was released from Libby Prison early in 1864 when the Union Agent for Prisoner Exchange offered a personal friend of Jefferson Davis as barter. He served in the Wilderness and Petersburg campaigns (1864–65) as a commander of a cavalry brigade but was not promoted to brigadier general. Although he was nominated for appointment to the brevet grade of brigadier general to rank from March 13, 1865 after the end of the war, the U.S. Senate never confirmed his appointment (contrary to the inscription on his grave stone).

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Union General Edward W. Hincks War Date Signature *WIA* Antietam

PRICE…$150

Edward Hincks war date signature, in ink. Letter is dated Jan. 1, 1864. State of New Hampshire letterhead (Office of Acting Assistant Probost Marshall General). With typical folds. Overall fine. Signature is crisp and clear. Hincks was wounded at Glendale and seriously wounded at Antietam. 

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In 1861, Hincks received a regular army commission as a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, but was soon after offered a volunteer commission as colonel of the 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

Hincks saw service at Ball’s Bluff, the Peninsula Campaign, and at Glendale, where he was wounded. He returned to his regiment for the Maryland Campaign, but was seriously wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862.

He received a promotion to brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from November 29, 1862, by nomination of President Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1863, confirmation by the U.S. Senate on March 9, 1863 and appointment by the President on April 4, 1863.[2] He spent the next two years on court martial and recruiting duty. In March through May 1864, he commanded the prison camp at Camp Lookout, Maryland[3] before being assigned to command the 3rd Division of the XVIII Corps, composed entirely of United States Colored Troops, led by white officers. He was one of the leaders of the unsuccessful First Battle of Petersburg and served in the Siege of Petersburg. When the division was rolled into the XXV Corps, Hincks was sent north to perform recruitment duties and to enforce the draft. On December 3, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Hincks for the award of the honorary grade of brevet major general, United States Volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the award on May 4, 1866.[4] On December 3, 1867, President Johnson nominated Hincks for the award of the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general in the regular army, to rank from March 2, 1867,[5] for his service at Petersburg[1] The U.S. Senate confirmed the award on February 14, 1868.

 

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Union General Joseph F. Knipe War Date ES

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Joseph Farmer Knipe War date endorsement signed. Dated Sept. 13th, 1864 as Brig. Genl. of U.S Vols. In ink. Would be a nice item to frame. Overall fine. 

Joseph Farmer Knipe (March 30, 1823 – August 18, 1901) was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His troops won a decisive victory in late 1864 that helped clear Tennessee of Confederates during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign.-Wikipedia 

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Civil War Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase War Date ALS

PRICE…$295

Autograph letter signed at the bottom “S.P. Chase” as Secretary of the Treasury. 1 Page in ink, January 4th, 1862. From the treasury department. The letter is written on extremely thin and fragile paper and contains folds, toning and wear. Signature is bold and crisp. Wonderful item for framing. Photo not included.

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(January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. He also served as the 23rd Governor of Ohio, represented Ohio in the United States Senate, and served as the 25th United States Secretary of the Treasury. Chase was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for the first three years of Abraham Lincoln’s term, after which Lincoln appointed him to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In that role Chase presided over the 1868 impeachment trial of president Andrew Johnson.

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