General Fitz Lee War Date Cut Signature

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Fitz Lee cut signature on a piece of paper measuring 4 X 2. In ink, “Fitz Lee.” Directly below in another hand is written: “Major General Commanding.” Overall very fine. Perfect for framing.

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Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 28, 1905) was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, the 40th Governor of Virginia, diplomat, and United States Army general in the Spanish–American War. He was the son of Sydney Smith Lee, a captain in the Confederate States Navy, and the nephew of General Robert E. Lee.

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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.

About:

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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Confederate General John D. Imboden DS

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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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General Robert E. Lee Framed Signature with CDV

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Crisp ink signature, “R. E. Lee,” on an off-white 2.5 x .75 lightly-lined slip affixed to a slightly larger card. Nicely mounted, matted, and framed with a carte-de-visite of Lee to an overall size of 10.25 x 13. In fine condition. 

Note: There is a small nick on the upper left frame itself but the rest of the frame is in perfect condition. This is an impressively nice display piece for your collection. 

A full Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA can be purchased for this item for an additional fee of $100. The LOA will be shipped within 14 days of item purchase. Please contact me for details either prior to purchase or after. Thank you. 

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General William Barksdale Cut Signature


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Clip autograph, dated 1/6/58 as U.S. Member of Congress. Very fine. Rare. 

William Barksdale (1821-63), Brig. General, CSA (TN/MS). 1st Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (MWIA).

 

 

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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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Confederate General Basil Duke Signature

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Large card signed “Sincerely Yours, Basil W. Duke, Louisville, January 14th 1912.” Beautiful bold signature. Very fine and highly suitable for framing. Card measures 4 ½ x 3 ½ .

Basil W. Duke (1838-1916), Brigadier General, CSA (KY). John H. Morgan’s cavalry and brother-in-law. Shiloh (WIA). CSA Treasury Train escort (1865).

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Confederate General John Bowen War Date Endorsement Signed

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Featured here is a wardate clip ES as brig. Genl. Comdg. (Circa 1862). Very fine. Perfect item for framing. Measures 1.25 X 3. This is an extremely rare signature.

John Bowen: Major General 1830-1863. A west point graduate, General Bowen was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. He is noted for his distinguished service at Port Gibson, Mississippi, where he opposed General Grant. He also fought with distinction at Vicksburg, but became ill with dysentery and died a paroled prisoner of war on July 13th, 1863.

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Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee CDV & War-Date Endorsement Signed

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Civil War Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee CDV & War-Date Endorsement Signed. Fitz Lee was one of the most popular Confederate Generals during the war. His post-war signed items are quite plentiful, with him usually signing those items “Fitzhugh Lee”. War-Date items such as this are very scarce. During the war, Lee’s signed military documents with the shorter “Fitz Lee”.  Included in this lot are:

– Carte de visite photograph, half length pose of Lee in the uniform of a Confederate General. Backstamp by Anthony, New York.

– Scarce War-date A.E.S. cut from a document, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, in full:”Hdqtrs Lees Cav Div / June 27 1864 / Respect forwarded with recommendation that election be confirmed / Fitz Lee / Maj Gen Comdg”.

This item was professionally framed to a size of 13″ x 11″. It is double matted, with conservation glass, and photo corners, NOT tape were used to secure the items in place.

 

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Confederate General John T. Morgan Cut Signature

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“Jno. T. Morgan”, in ink. Off white slip is attached to a larger brown piece of paper. Overall slip measures 4 ½ x 1 ¼ . Overall fine with some ink bleed through from verso. Scattered toning.

General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1824-1907) and Senator from Alabama. 

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General Jubal A. Early ALS

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Civil War Confederate General Jubal A. Early Autograph Letter Signed. Rocky Mount, VA: 20 January 1841. 1 page letter in ink signed “JA Early” on a financial matter. Usual folds, visible split and wear along two folds, a nice early example of his signature/handwriting. Framed with photo to an overall size of 12.5 X 15.5. Frame shows some wear. 

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Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard ALS

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ALS signed “G. T. Beauregard,” one page, lightly lined, 4.5 x 7, October 5, 1866. Letter to Mrs. Charles O’Conner, in part: “I beg to enclose you my photograph as promised. I hope it may reach you…it was taken lately in Paris—Hoping to receive yours & Mr. O’Conner’s at New Orleans before long.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Perfect item for framing.

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General Robert E. Lee Document Signed

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General Robert E. Lee document signed. Louisville: 25 April 1855. Document signed “R.E. Lee” as Lt. Colonel of the 2nd Cavalry, the text also in Lee’s hand acknowledging receipt of a circular. 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (11.5 x 9 cm); framed with an original engraving to an overall size of 12 X 5.5. The document is trimmed close and possibly clipped, with show through of adhesive on verso. A lengthy handwriting example from the famed General. 

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Confederate Generals Bryan Grimes and John B. Gordon War Date DS, 6th Alabama.

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Very rare and desirable Confederate document form. Document Signed (DS), 2 pages, 8 X 10, Army of the Confederate States, Certificate of Disability for Discharge imprint for 6th Alabama Infantry soldier (Samuel G. Miller, Co. G). Reason for the discharge given by the Asst. Surgeon and the Captain of the unit G.H. Thompson. Various Rodes Divison officers signatures including Bryan Grimes (Hd. Qts. Rodes Div. 20 Feb. 1865) signed with rank as Brig. Genl. Comg.); John B. Gordon (Head Qts, 2 A. Corps, Feb. 21, 1865, signed with rank as Maj. Genl. Comdg.); Col. Walter Taylor by order of Genl. Lee. and others. Bryan Grimes is an exceptionally rare autograph.

Bryan Grimes (1828-80), Maj. General, CSA (NC). Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (WIA), Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, Appomattox campaign.

John B. Gordon (1831-1901), Maj. General, CSA (GA). Sharpsburg (WIA), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Monocacy, Cedar Creek, Appomattox.

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General John Bankhead Magruder Signature with Sentiment

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Large Clip autograph with sentiment. Some blotching to ink and scattered toning and soiling. Overall fine. A nice item to frame. Measures 4 ½ X 2 3/4 . 

Career army officer who served in the Mexican-American War, as a Confederate general in the Civil War, and as a postbellum general in the Imperial Mexican Army.

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Confederate Secretary of the Treasury Christopher G. Memminger Cut Signature

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The secretary signs his autograph in a large, clear hand. This autograph comes directly from Captain J. William Bushby’s personal collection.

Politician (1803–1888) who served as the first secretary of the treasury for the Confederate States of America. 

More Information: Very early in the Civil War, President Lincoln developed and implemented the Union blockade, which covered over 3,500 miles and threatened Southern ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coast. Blockade runners were usually commanded and manned by British naval officers, such as Captain Bushby, a Confederate sympathizer and commander of the steamer Calypso

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Confederate General Jubal A. Early War Time Clip Autograph

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Jubal A. Early (1816-94), Lt. General, CSA (VA). Wartime clip as Maj. Genl. from verso letter. Overall very fine. A nice example and highly suitable for framing. 

Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War. He served in the Eastern Theater of the war for the entire conflict, as a division commander under Stonewall Jackson and Richard Stoddert Ewell, and in later actions commanded a corps. He was the Confederate commander in key battles of the Valley Campaigns of 1864, including a daring raid to the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The articles written by him for the Southern Historical Society in the 1870s established theLost Cause point of view as a long-lasting literary and cultural phenomenon.

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Confederate General Gustavus W. Smith Card Signed

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In ink, with the card measuring 4 ½ x 2 ¾ . “Gustavus W. Smith”. Overall fine with mild toning. Suitable for framing. Photo not included. 

Smith’s home state of Kentucky became a border state when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Some months afterward, he presented himself at Richmond to serve the Confederate States of America. Commissioned as a major general on September 19, he served in Northern Virginia as a divisional and “wing” commander, and fought in the Battle of Seven Pines near Richmond during the Peninsula Campaign.

On May 31, 1862, Smith briefly took command of what would become the Army of Northern Virginia after Gen.Joseph E. Johnston was wounded, due to his being the senior major general in Johnston’s army. However, Jefferson Davis replaced him with Robert E. Lee the following day, June 1. On June 2, Smith became ill and took a leave of absence to recuperate.[2]

In late August, Smith returned and took command of the defenses around Richmond, which was expanded to become the Department of North Carolina & Southern Virginia in September. In addition, he acted as interim Confederate States Secretary of War from November 17 through November 21, 1862.

He resigned his commission as a major general on February 17, 1863, and became a volunteer aide to General P.G.T. Beauregard for the rest of that year. Smith was also the superintendent of the Etowah Iron Works in 1863 until June 1, 1864, when he was commissioned a major general in the Georgia state militia and commanded its first division until the end of the war.[1] -Wikipedia

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Confederate General Simon Buckner Card Signed

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In ink; “Very Truly yours, S.B. Buckner.” Dated Feb. 28th, 1886. A very nice example, with the card affixed to another slightly larger card. Overall size measures 3 ¾ x 2 ½ . Overall in fine condition and perfect for framing.

Confederate general (1823–1914) best remembered for submitting to Grant’s famous demand for unconditional surrender at the Battle of Fort Donelson.

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Varina Davis Autograph Note Signed 


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Signed in the Text, “Mrs. Jefferson Davis,” March 21 [1869]. Mrs. Davis wrote this on her personal letterhead while visiting England to Mrs. Bushby, accepting an invitation. In a bold hand on clean paper, accompanied by the original transmittal envelope addressed in Mrs. Jefferson’s hand.

Condition: Overall condition is excellent, with all pieces very clean with bold ink.

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General William E. “Grumble” Jones, Receipt Signed, KIA

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Jones, William E. (1824-1864). CSA General. 1p,  2 x 6.25 in., receipt signed. Condition: Light foxing but otherwise fine.

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William Edmondson Jones (1824-1864) was born in Virginia and educated at Emory and Henry College where he earned a Master of Arts degree and USMA (1848, 10/38, Cullum 1378). Too late for Mexico, after graduation Jones first went to Missouri and Kansas, then to Washington/Oregon region where he fought Indians for two years. After 1851 he was primarily in Texas until his resignation in 1857 with the rank of 1st Lieut., regiment mounted rifles. It was at this rank that he signed this receipt (“Lieut. RMR & A.A.C.S.”).

JEB Stuart, having graduated from USMA in 1854 (and had also attended Emory and Henry College, though a bit younger than Jones) along with Fitzhugh Lee, was also assigned to Texas in the US Regiment of Mounted Rifles. (Robert E. Lee was appointed superintendent of the Academy in 1852, and Stuart became a personal friend of the Lee family.) The three men likely began their association in Texas. Jones resigned in 1857 and returned to farming in Virginia.

Then came secession. When the ordinance was signed by Virginia, Jones had already raised a company of cavalry, known as the Washington Mounted Rifles, at the rank of Captain. He joined Stuart in the Shenandoah and participated in the first battle at Manassas. The discipline of his cavalry caught the attention of General J.E. Johnston, who recommended Stuart for a brigade command and promotion of Jones to colonel and Fitzhugh Lee to lieut. colonel. Jones was voted out of his position the following year, possibly as a result of his terrible disposition, which earned him the nickname “Grumble.” He was still an able commander and so was reassigned to the 7th regiment. He fought in the second Manassas campaign, Brandy Station and other major battles. He was promoted to brigadier general on Nov. 8, 1862, given command of the “Laurel brigade,” then a month later assigned to command of the Valley District, having been chosen by Stonewall Jackson for the position.

With the spring campaign he made a raid on the B&O railroad west of Cumberland, inflicting significant damage. He covered Lee’s rear and flank as the ANV advanced into Pennsylvania.

The following spring Jones had a falling out with Stuart and was sent to southwest Virginia. In late May he was given command of the department (SW VA) in Breckinridge’s absence. The region was in great turmoil with a number of Union incursions. In early June he faced Hunter’s Union forces at Piedmont. In the ensuing fight, on June 5, Jones was killed.

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Confederate General Wade Hampton Cut Signature

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Ink signature on a small slip measuring 2” x 4”. “Wade Hampton, So. Ca.” Overall very fine. A beautiful and crisp signature. 

Confederate military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlefield. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina.

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Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston Cut Signature

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“J. E. Johnston” written in ink. Strong and crisp. Very fine. Overall measurement of clip is 3 ¼ X 1 ¼. Highly suitable for framing.

 

 

 

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Confederate General James Longstreet War Date ALS

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Here is a superb early-war dated Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), 1 page, 8vo., Taylor’s (Manassas,VA area), 12/6/61 with notation by Genl. G.T. Beauregard and signed with his initials at the bottom. Very Fine overall and would be absolutely a gem to frame. Great piece of history with two important Confederate Generals signing!

 

“My Dear General

                        But two of the Redouts have been set apart for the batteries of My Division. I have ordered sheds over the embrasures of these and blackened logs (fake) put in there: no others. If you desire me to have others fixed please advise me.

                                                                                        Very Sincerely Yours

                                                                                                         J.Longstreet

                                                                                                               Maj.Genl.

Genl. G. T. Beauregard

Ans. arrange all to be garrisoned by the 2nd Division. G.T.B. (Beauregard).”

 

About Longstreet:

James Longstreet (1821-1904), Lieutenant General, CSA (SC/GA) Lee’s “War Horse”. 1st Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness (WIA), Appomattox.

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Confederate General Adley Gladden War Time Cut Signature 

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Large clip autograph as Brig. Genl. Comdg. 1st Brigade (Withers Division). Overall very good with toning, soiling and small folds. Measures 3 X 2. Gladden was mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862. Photo not included. 

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Confederate General Alphaeus Baker War Date AES

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War date AES on blue paper affixed to a slightly larger white card. The General writes: “respectfully forwarded for the consideration of the Comd’g General” dated July 21/63. Signed “Alphaeus Baker, Col. 50th Ala Regt.” Overall very fine with crisp and clear writing. Light toning. Beautiful. 

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Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham War-Date Autograph Letter Signed

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A fascinating Civil War-dated ALS signed “W. C. Wickham,” four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, no date but circa 1863. A letter to Lucy, in part:

“I have received orders to move up to Culpepper C. H. to be held in reserve in case a large cavalry force should be required there. It is awful use then in which to move and as my wagons are all out I shall wait a day or two before I get out, not leaving here before Thursday or Friday morning. You can not tell how painful this order was to me as it takes me so much further from you all. Where I am I feel as if you are near me all the time…I must make the best I can of it and be contented. My pen and ink get on so laboriously that I have to move to the pencil. On yesterday I went down to see Gen. Stuart and stayed with him yesterday on account of the storm, coming back today. I had a very pleasant visit. I am very fond of the Gen. and like him more and more every time am with him. Cook had been to Hayfield a few days before and says your uncle Wm. is better but quite feeble. The Yankees are withdrawing a large portion, if not the whole of their forces from before Fredericksburg but what is their purpose I have no idea. Stuart is evidently anxious for a northward trip but I do not think he has force enough to do anything efficient. Gen. Lee through he has unbounded influence over him outside of his powers to control him will keep him in check and not allow him to make the expedition unless he is satisfied that it will be right.”wickham5

In fine condition with scattered toning, staining and paper loss. This letter provides an incredible window into the Virginia Campaign and is an important piece of history. Rarely do we get such a detailed and personal glimpse into the life of an important Confederate Cavalry Commander such as this. Photo not included.

After incurring wounds at Williamsburg and then later at Sharpsburg, a convalescing Wickham and his regiment marched headlong into the battles of Chancellorsville, Brandy Station and Gettysburg. Ordered to move to the Culpepper Court House as a means of support for Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s headquarters, Wickham was promoted to brigadier general in September of 1863. 

Wickham was a Judge, politician, and an important Confederate cavalry general (1820–1888) who fought in the Virginia campaigns during the Civil War.

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Confederate General Robert F. Hoke Autograph Note Signed

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Carolina Life Insurance Company financial statement, Raleigh, NC, 1 June 1870. 4pp, 8.5 x 11 in., listing Jefferson Davis as President of the company, an office he took on in 1869. On the last page is a note: Shall be glad to see you at my office when you come to Raleigh, and pleased to insure your life. Your’s Truly &ct. R.F. Hoke.” Condition: Folds as expected, else very good. Ink a bit light, but very readable.

Robert Frederick Hoke (1837-1912) was born in Lincoln County, NC. He enlisted as soon as war was “official.” He was commissioned into the 1st NC Vol. Infy., Co. K, as 2nd lieut. and worked his way through the ranks (major 8.1.61; lt. col. 1.17.62; col. 8.5.62) becoming brigadier general in Jan. 1863 and major general in April 1864. Even Union Generals such as Grant acknowledged Hoke’s coolness under fire and effectiveness as an officer.  He took over leadership of the 33rd NC when its colonel, C.M. Avery, was captured at the Battle of New Bern. With this unit he fought at the second Battle of Manassas and Antietam. When Avery returned Hoke was given command of the 21st NC. He fought at Fredericksburg and was wounded at Marye’s Heights in the Battle of Chancellorsville.

While he was recovering, Isaac Avery took command of the unit.Hoke returned in Jan. 1864, resuming his competent field command, especially repulsing Union forces that threatened Richmond and Petersburg. He served with distinction at Cold Harbor and other battles before moving to North Carolina. His forces held William T. Sherman until overwhelmed with superior numbers. He surrendered with Johnston at the end of April. 

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General Earl Van Dorn War Date Cut Signature with Rank

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Cut autograph, in ink; “Earl Van Dorn, Maj. Genl”. Clip measures: 4” x 1 ½” Overall fine with vertical folds passing through his name. Scattered toning. Rare. 

The general was a West Point graduate and like many of his contemporaries, saw service in the Mexican War as well as on the Texas frontier. The general’s Civil War military prowess was certainly subject to criticism but his reputation for being a lady’s man was never questioned. 

The emotional Confederate general was murdered on May 7, 1863 at his Tennessee headquarters by a civilian doctor who claimed that Van Dorn had an affair with is wife.

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