Union Naval Commander Samuel Francis Du Pont War Date ALS

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Civil War-dated ALS signed “S. F. Du Pont,” one page, 5.25 x 8, November 9, 1864. Letter to Admiral Porter, in part: “I believe Mr. Sawyer has already presented himself to you. It gives me pleasure however to say that I knew him well while I commanded the South Atl. Squadron, and that I always found him an intelligent gentleman, accurate in his reports, and ever desirous…in all matters connected with them.” In fine condition. Highly suitable for framing.

Union naval officer (1803–1865) who made significant contributions to the modernization of the US Navy, despite being blamed for the Union’s failure at Charleston.

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Union Major General James Birdseye McPherson War-Date Signed

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Killed in Action Civil War Union Major General James Birdseye McPherson War-Date Signed. General McPherson was one of the more popular Generals to serve for the Union. His quick rise in rank was a testament to the trust commanders had in him. He was killed on July 22, 1864 during the Battle of Atlanta while fighting former classmate John Bell Hood’s Confederate forces. Included in this lot are:

– LARGE Scarce War-date signature on thin album paper, mostly likely taken from an war time autograph album. This cut measures approximately 5″ x 2 1/2″ and reads:”Yours Truly / Js. B. McPherson / Maj. Genl”. This is the one of the larger signatures of McPherson I have come across and the ink is still strong for its age.

– 4” x 6” reproduction color photograph of General McPherson. Would look great framed with the cut signature.

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Admiral David D. Porter War-Date Autograph Letter Signed


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Civil War-dated ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, October 24, 1863. Letter to the superintendent of the Eaglewood Military Academy, in part: “I enclose you a check for 48 61/100…for clothing…for my son Theodoric…I will send him a double barrel gun if it is not against the rules of the school or academy. Will you please let me know.” Attractively double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Porter. In fine condition. 

Admiral (1813–1891) who helped improve the Navy as the superintendent of the US Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War. 

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President John Adams Handwritten Document

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Featured here is a desirable, lengthy example from this sought-after founding father beautifully custom framed with photo. Unsigned handwritten document, one page, 6 x 7.5, 1767. An itemized bill for work done by Benjamin Tirrillo on a boat belonging to William Price, penned entirely in Adams’s hand. He writes out sixteen lines of expenses incurred by Tirrillo, including “To a strap for the Stern and two long spikes,” “To Spikes & Deck Nails and a strap for mast,” “To working on your boat 10 days,” “To a journey to Boston,” and “To sixty feet Boards.” Adams adds up the figures for a total owed of £4.4.9. In fine condition, with tiny edge separations to vertical folds. With it is a nice high quality glossy 8×10 reprint photo of John Adams from an original oil painting. All comes professionally custom matted and framed using only the best archival materials. Overall size framed is 22.25 x 16.5″. Encased under UV protected glass, etc. Beautiful piece and a wonderful wall hanger. A full Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA will accompany this piece. 

By the time of this document Adams was established as a well-respected lawyer in Boston and had recently emerged on the political stage as a leader of the opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765. 

 John Adams, Jr. (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as thesecond President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–97),[1] and as a Founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain.[2] Adams was a political theorist in the Age of Enlightenment who promoted republicanism and a strong central government. His innovative ideas were frequently published. He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and key advisor Abigail.

 

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General Joseph Hooker War Date AES

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Major General Joseph Hooker War-date autograph endorsement signed as Major Genl. comdg., with original CDV and engraving. Overall fine. Nicely framed and presented to an overall size of 19.5 X 16.5 and ready for your wall. The frame itself has some minor wear. 

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President James Garfield ALS

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Featured here is a nice Autograph Letter Signed, “Ja. Garfield,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, on April 18, 1870. Letter to S. B. Harmer, in full: “Yours of the 16th is received. The address of Genl. James B. Steedman is Toledo, Ohio; that of Don Carlos Buell I cannot learn. He is a native of Ohio, but was appointed from Indiana; where he at present resides I have no means of knowing.”

This item is nicely cloth-matted and framed with a portrait and an engraved plaque to an overall size of 27.25 x 25. Oversized. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and all handwriting just a shade light. A beautiful piece and quite large.

James A. Garfield was the 20th President of the U.S. until his assassination in 1881. He played a very active role commanding Union forces during the Civil War in such battles as Corinth, Middle Creek, Shiloh, and Chickamauga.

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20th Maine Commander Ellis Spear War Date Autograph Note Signed

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Superb and exceedingly rare War dated battlefield note in pencil, 1 page, both sides. Written by Major Ellis Spear of the 20th Maine, scribbled during the Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864. The note was written at Bethesda Church, but not during the battle that took place on May 30th. The date of this letter would be June 3rd, during the Battle of Cold Harbor. In Spear’s diary, he wrote on June 3rd, “Bethesda Church Woke early. Enemy enfiladed our line from the left. The line faced north & west making a right angle. The right of our brigade. Sweitzer’s swung around to the left & connected with Burnside. Lost heavily. Placed in charge of Brigade picket. Enemy advanced & pushed back the line slightly but I sent for reinforcements & regained the line”. The note also lists 3rd Brigade, which was Bartlett’s brigade. With it is an original CDV photo of him taken from his personal album. Overall fine condition with scattered soiling and folds. 

The document reads in full:

“Lieutenant,

I have the honor to report that the right of my line was forced back by strong supports of the enemy. The skirmishers of the first Mich. & 22nd Mass. (now in front of the 18th Mass.) came in. I have advanced and recovered the ground. Lieut. Richards in resp. your obdt svt (obedient servant) Ellis Spear, Maj Comdg. Picket.”

This piece has been beautifully and archivally framed using Mahogany Wood and double sided glass. Overall size is 15.5″ X 12.” Spear played a pivotal role in commanding the extreme left of the 20th Maine line at Little Round Top, Gettysburg, repulsing repeated attacks by the 15th Alabama. He was also present during Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and many other battles. A truly special and rare piece indeed.

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Confederate General Samuel Cooper Clipped Signature

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Pre-war clip “S. Cooper”. Clip has been attached to a larger piece of paper. Overall fine with a verticle fold running through part of his signature.

 

 

 

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Civil War Dated ALS-Abraham Lincoln

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Civil War–dated ALS signed “Wm. Henry Shelton,” three pages both sides, 5 x 7.5, April 9, 1864. Letter describing an encounter with Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. In part: “Monday evening I heard Edwin Forest as Macbeth at Ford’s theater. The royal family occupied a box and formed the main attraction between the scenes. Mrs. Lincoln had a lady friend with her and each was clad in a real ermine cape surmounted by a white hat and feather…It is not expected that I should speak of the clothes of Abraham the father…I was a little surprised on the next evening at the German Opera to see the Lincoln family again. A gentleman who sat next to me said rather sneeringly that he believed the president attended the theater instead of going to church. I told him that perhaps we ought to be at church instead. He said every man was his own judge of that, and added ‘old Abe included.’”

Matted and framed with a plaque and partial transcription to an overall size of 26 x 13, with a window in the backing for viewing the reverse. The frame itself has some marks and wear and is not new. In fine condition.

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