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WESTERN EXPANSION continued...

CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC COVERS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
841 c   Eagle and Shield, design cover with E. Pluribus Unum imprint used to Iola, Kansas with 3c Rose (65) tied by mostly clear Fort Smith ArkJune 22, 1864 straightline postmark, with
original letter to the writers sister, slightly reduced at rigEagle and Shield, design cover with "E. Pluribus Unum" imprint used to Iola, Kansas with 3c Rose (#65) tied by mostly clear "Fort Smith Ark/June 22, 1864" straightline postmark, with original letter to the writer's sister, slightly reduced at right, fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $290.00
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842 c   Valentine, stunning large allover valentine design cover in red and brown to Allegany, N.Y. with vertical pair 3c Rose (65) tied by Georgetown, D.C.Feb 11 datestamp, couple
edge tears at base, otherwise very fine and handsome.Valentine, stunning large allover valentine design cover in red and brown to Allegany, N.Y. with vertical pair 3c Rose (#65) tied by "Georgetown, D.C./Feb 11" datestamp, couple edge tears at base, otherwise very fine and handsome. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
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843 c   Civil War Patriotic cover collection, an exciting collection of 96 used and fourteen unused patriotic covers, mostly mounted on exhibit pages in two binders, nearly all different designs including caricature, comic, regimental, battle scenes, generals, several of which are accompanied by an example of their signature including Butler, McClellan, McDowell, Siegel and Wool, multicolored, allover designs including five multicolored by Magnus, quite a few with illustrated letterhead enclosures, some with matching designs, mostly franked by 3c Dull red (#26) or 3c Rose (#65), some better usages from the mid-west including Minnesota and several western usages, unused include a set of five with allover Lincoln and Douglas boxing designs, some usual stamp and cover faults but the overall quality is well above the norm with a great many fine-very fine. Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $15,000.00
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SANITARY FAIR & RELIEF SOCIETIES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
844   [Soldier Relief Societies] Series of 19 letters and documents, one a mammoth 16-pager, concerning the Sanitary Commission and Christian Commission for the state of Iowa during the US Civil War, 1861-64. Several are from Mrs. Annie Wittemeyer, the state's Sanitary Agent. In one notable letter, she writes to Governor S. Kirkwood from aboard the Steamer City of Memphis at Cairo, IL, January 13, 1863, pleading:"This boat received nearly seven hundred of the worst wounded cases at Milliken's Bend, and was ordered North...When we reached here this morning, we are ordered on to Paducah [Kentucky]. I cannot convey to you the least idea of the suffering and agony I have witnessed since I wrote you at Milliken's Bend...Most are severely wounded -dreadfully mangled. No arrangements having been made for the wounded, they were without cots - had to be laid on blankets & mattresses on the floor, or any where that a man could be stowed...The shaking of the boat when under way has been almost intolarable to those severely wounded...There are a great many on board who are delirious, whose piteous cries and moans are distracting...I...have written and appealed till my courage is ready to fail me. I can not keep back the tears...for while I am nearly all the while surrounded by...suffering...I remember how well you are all living in Iowa." Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
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845 c   Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission, Philadelphia fair design illustrated cover used to Frankfort, Pa. with 1c Blue (63) tied by two strikes Philadelphia, PaMar 18,
64 datestamp, flap unsealed for circular rate, tiny scattered ageGreat Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission, Philadelphia fair design illustrated cover used to Frankfort, Pa. with 1c Blue (#63) tied by two strikes "Philadelphia, Pa/Mar 18, '64" datestamp, flap unsealed for circular rate, tiny scattered age flecks, very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $425.00
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846 c   Indiana Sanitary Commission, Oliver P. Morton portrait design cover with the slogan Indiana Soldiers,The Pride of the StateAnd the Glory of the Army. used to Chicago with 3c
Rose (65) cancelled by negative five-point star, matching Chicago,Indiana Sanitary Commission, Oliver P. Morton portrait design cover with the slogan "Indiana Soldiers,/The Pride of the State/And the Glory of the Army." used to Chicago with 3c Rose (#65) cancelled by negative five-point star, matching "Chicago, Ill./Apr 5" datestamp alongside, fresh and very fine; rare Sanitary Commission design. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $650.00
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847 c   Metropolitan Fairfor theU.S. Sanitary Commission, illustrated New York fair cover sent to Ogdensburgh, N.Y. with two 2c Black (73, one torn) tied by double circle New YorkMar
19, 1864 datestamps, cover with two tears at base, very fine useMetropolitan Fair/for the/U.S. Sanitary Commission, illustrated New York fair cover sent to Ogdensburgh, N.Y. with two 2c Black (#73, one torn) tied by double circle "New York/Mar 19, 1864" datestamps, cover with two tears at base, very fine use overpaying the 3c rate by 1c.The U.S. Sanitary Commission was authorized by President Lincoln to act as a committee to aid the troops in personal matters and to help care for their health and general welfare, in a similar way to the Red Cross today. The Sanitary Fairs were held to raise money from the public. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $550.00
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THE CIVIL WAR
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
848   [Book] An Elementary Treatise on Advanced-guard, Out-post, and Detached Service of Troops D.H. Mahan. NY, John Wiley, 1861. 16mo, brown cloth with gilt spine. Six fold-out
plates. Signed “Prof. Mahan” with gift inscription on free end[Book] An Elementary Treatise on Advanced-guard, Out-post, and Detached Service of Troops D.H. Mahan. NY, John Wiley, 1861. 16mo, brown cloth with gilt spine. Six fold-out plates. Signed “Prof. Mahan” with gift inscription on free endpaper. Risvold label on pastedown. Spine ends chipped, with spine cover loose, foxed extremities. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $270.00
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849   [Books: Nationale Geschichte des Krieges fur die Union…] Duyckinck, E.A. NY, Johnson, Fry, & Co., ca. 1865. 2 vols. 4to, original half leather, gilt and banded spines. A German
version of Duyckinck’s history for German-Americans. With ori[Books: Nationale Geschichte des Krieges fur die Union…] Duyckinck, E.A. NY, Johnson, Fry, & Co., ca. 1865. 2 vols. 4to, original half leather, gilt and banded spines. A German version of Duyckinck’s history for German-Americans. With original plates (English identifications). Minor dampstain to first fifty or so pages of volume 1 and first few dozen pages of volume 2. Boards well worn, with exterior edges of boards exposed. Some foxing and offsetting within. Interiors complete and tight. Prospectus: The United States Secret Service in the Late War. LC Baker. John E. Potter, 1889. 8vo, red cloth with gilt title, blank spine (spine strip tipped to front pastedown for prospective orders). Elaborate illustration on inside back cover with alternate spine design. Full-color plates with descriptive sheets tipped in. Boards warped, with internal tears and offsetting. With The United States Secret Service in the Late War. Kansas City, Kansas City Pub. Co., 1889. 8vo, elaborate gray cloth with colorful illustrated front cover and spine. Follows design on inside back cover of preceding. The original edition of the book was in 1867, so this was a deluxe reissue. Spine ends chipped, corners rubbed. Sherman and His Campaigns. Bowman & Irwin. New York, Charles D. Richardson, 1865. 8vo, original cloth with gilt spine. Spine faded, interior offsetting and toning. Harper's Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion. New York, Harper's, 1866-68. Two volumes. Folio, original brown cloth with gilt titles, spines. Owner's 1882 note on front endpapers, with some interesting pen notes inside (identifying generals in group images, etc.). Some shaking, with chipping to spine of volume 2. Corners rubbed with some exposure of boards, light shaking. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $325.00
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850   Ellsworth, Elmer,Q Exceedingly rare war-date, military Autograph Letter Signed Ellsworth, 1 page, 4to, [Washington], [May] 16, 1861 (though only 16th 1861 is written on the
sheet). He writes to his second-in-command, Lt. Col. Noah L. FaEllsworth, Elmer,Q Exceedingly rare war-date, military Autograph Letter Signed "Ellsworth," 1 page, 4to, [Washington], [May] 16, 1861 (though only "16th 1861" is written on the sheet). He writes to his second-in-command, Lt. Col. Noah L. Farnham,"Have struck a lead. Am doing a good thing for the boys. Shall have to remain here untill tomorrow 10 O'clock. Have the men pack knapsacks & fall in & commence drilling at precisely 9 O'Clock. Drill by companies. Double the guard. Allow no man to leave the ground. Have the quartermaster meet me at Willards at precisely 8 O'Clock. / Keep things going until I return." With some fold wear including minor splits, and showing numerous spots of blotting that testify (as does the scrawling hand) to Ellsworth's haste. We are able to date this letter in May (although the month is not written) because Farnham was Ellsworth's immediate subordinate in the New York Fire Zouaves, who had only been organized in April 1861, and the mention of Willard's Hotel places the regiment definitively in Washington. Indeed, when the famed hotel caught fire on May 9, Ellsworth's men, nearly all New York City firemen, saved it from destruction. Just a week after this letter, Elmer Ellsworth would become the first casualty of the Civil War. On May 24, Ellsworth and his men rode across the Potomac to Alexandria in order to seize its railroad station and telegraph office. No enemy troops were present to stop them. However, the young colonel saw that the Marshall House Inn was flying the treasonous "stars and bars" and took a handful of men to personally cut it down. While descending the hotel's stairs, he was shot and killed by the proprietor, who was immediately killed by one of Ellsworth's men. The dashing leader of the Zouaves, just 24 years old and already a national sensation, would become the first martyr of the Union cause. A personal favorite of the Lincolns, his death gave the president his first taste of the bitterness of war. Pinned to the letter is a 1" square of light gray fabric, purportedly from the flag that Ellsworth cut down. These were popular souvenirs of the famous incident. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $6,000.00
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851   Grant, Ulysses S. Uncommon and highly desirable Endorsement Signature U.S. Grant as Major General and Commander of the Department of the Tennessee, on the verso of an LS by
Captain W.H. Clune, commanding Company I of the 1st Iowa InfantGrant, Ulysses S. Uncommon and highly desirable Endorsement Signature "U.S. Grant" as Major General and Commander of the Department of the Tennessee, on the verso of an LS by Captain W.H. Clune, commanding Company I of the 1st Iowa Infantry. Clune recommends that 2nd Sergeant Oliver F. Howard be promoted to 2nd Lieutenant (the company's first sergeant having been injured and discharged) in the even that 2nd Lieut. G.S. Smiley is promoted to first lieutenant. The endorsements rise through the chain of command, to the regimental commander, Lt. Col. Jno. M. Corse; brigade commander Col. W.A. Dickerman; corps commander Brig. Genl. J.W. Denver; wing commander Maj. Genl. O.P. [H?]; and division commander S.A. Hurlbut. Accompanied by a carte-de-visite Photograph of a war-time engraving of Grant.Grant, Ulysses S. - Eighteenth President of the United States (1822-85, served 1869-77); earlier, the commander in chief of the US Army in the Civil War, a position to which he had risen by virtue of his victories on the battlefield; known as a modest and quiet man but a tenacious and aggressive general; though he earned the nation's love and gratitude in the war, his presidential administrations were marred by scandal; despite his personal integrity, he tended to choose mercenary and self-serving political friends. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,300.00
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852   Halleck, Henry W. Rare content war-date Letter Signed as general in chief, 1-13 pages, 4to, on imprinted stationery of the headquarters of the army, Washington, September 10,
1863. Writing to Major General John M. Schofield, commanding the DHalleck, Henry W. Rare content war-date Letter Signed as general in chief, 1-1/3 pages, 4to, on imprinted stationery of the headquarters of the army, Washington, September 10, 1863. Writing to Major General John M. Schofield, commanding the Department of Missouri in St. Louis, Halleck informs him that “The President fully approves your determination to prevent any such invasion [of Missouri by pro-Union Jayhawks from Kansas]. At the same time active measures must be taken to break up and destroy Quantrill's band of robbers and murderers. Cannot the three regiments which General [John] Pope is sending to you be employed advantageously for that purpose? I am of opinion that all Missouri and Kansas troops should be removed from that border, and troops from other states be put in their place"” Old paper repairs to fold splits on second page, one touching signature, old cataloguing tipped to bottom of that page. With an engraved portrait of Halleck. Halleck, Henry W. - American soldier, scholar, and lawyer (1815-72); far better as an administrator than as a field general, he rose to become general in chief of the Union Army during the Civil War; later he was named chief of staff to accommodate US Grant’s direct supervision of the Northern military. William Quantrill (1837-65) was one of the South’s most feared partisan raiders, leading a band of pro-Confederate Missourians against Unionist militia and civilians in Missouri and Kansas. In his deadly raid on Lawrence, KS, his guerrillas killed over 180 civilians. In response to the raid, the Union army depopulated and largely burned four Missouri counties suspected of harboring Quantrill’s raiders, who were forced to flee the state. His command dwindling, Quantrill was killed in a Union ambush in Kentucky in 1865. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,600.00
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853   [James Longstreet, San Antonio] Choice early Autograph Letter Signed James Longstreet  Bt. Major U.S.A., 1 page, 4to, San Antonio, Texas, February 10, 1851. The future
Confederate general writes to Maj. Genl. George Gibson, US quarter[James Longstreet, San Antonio] Choice early Autograph Letter Signed "James Longstreet / Bt. Major U.S.A.," 1 page, 4to, San Antonio, Texas, February 10, 1851. The future Confederate general writes to Maj. Genl. George Gibson, US quarter master general, forwarding "an estimate of Provisions required at this Depot for the six months commencing the 1st of July." With the DS "James Longstreet / Bt. Maj. U.S.A. / A.C.S. 8th Dept." requesting rations of pork, bacon, salt beef, flour, bread, beans, coffee, sugar, vinegar, candles, soap, and salt, plus 36 half barrels of sauerkraut and 18 kegs of pickles! No doubt the sauerkraut was useful because it does not need additional preservation and is a good source of vitamin C, and would thus help prevent scurvy. Both items are in exceptionally fine condition.Longstreet, James - American soldier (1821-1904); served in the Mexican War, receiving brevets for his service at Churubusco and Molino del Rey; wounded at Chapultepec; resigned in 1861 to join the Confederacy, becoming Robert E. Lee's most trusted corps commander; blamed by some for the defeat at Gettysburg due to his disagreements with Lee about tactics; served brilliantly at both Bull Runs, in the Peninsular Campaign, at Antietam, at Chickamauga, and at the Wilderness; the only Confederate leader to become a Republican after the war; supported President Ulysses S. Grant, who had been his friend since their days at West Point, Longstreet having introduced Grant to his wife and served as best man at their wedding. (imagea) (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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854   Porter, David Dixon, Rare content war-date Autograph Letter Signed David D. Porter  Rear Admiral, 5 pages, 4to, Flag Ship Cricket  Off Alexandria La., May 4, 1864. Just ten
days after his ship was nearly captured in the MississippiPorter, David Dixon, Rare content war-date Autograph Letter Signed "David D. Porter / Rear Admiral," 5 pages, 4to, "Flag Ship Cricket / Off Alexandria La.," May 4, 1864. Just ten days after his ship was nearly captured in the Mississippi River, Porter writes to Genl. A.J. Smith on shore:"to express to you the high appreciation I have of the services of that excellent and gallant officer, Brig. Genl. Thos. Kilby Smith, who, with a detachment of 2000 men, accompanied the transports in the expedition to Springfield Landing...We accomplished, under the most difficult circumstances, all that was required of us, and with a persevering enemy opposing us...returned to Grand Ecore...without the loss of a particle of the materiel of war with which we started."I cannot speak in too high praise of the manner in which General Smith managed his part...It reminded me of the olden time when the gallant soldiers of the Department of the Tennessee, guarded by the gun-boats, were pushing their way victoriously, up the ever-to-be-remembererd Arkansas River [in the Vicksburg Campaign] ...We reached Springfield Landing...to communicate with our forces under General [Nathaniel P.] Banks. The troops were all landed...hoping to greet our friends as conquerors. Our disappointment was great when informed by a courier that our army had returned to Grand Ecove." (The troops he had planned to meet had been defeated at the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill on April 8-9.)"The fire of the enemy was exceedingly annoying on our return, but the soldiers treated it with indifference...returning the fire with interest...On the afternoon of the 12th April we were attacked at a bad bend in the river, by a force of 2500 men, with two field pieces under the rebel General Green, backed by a larger force of 5000 with three field pieces. The enemy attacked the rear of the transports where there were two Gunboats, one or two transports and the Hastings, with General Smith on board, bringing up the rear. The enemy came in certain of victory, but the Gunboats & the Hastings, Rob Roy, & one other, opened on them vigorously and after an hour & a half of hard fighting...the enemy retreated in confusion, wit the loss of their best General (Green) about twenty officers and four or five hundred men. In this action General Smith bore a conspicuous part, and by his annoyance of the enemy, helped much to secure a victory..."Porter, David Dixon - American naval commander (1813-91); one of the greatest naval heroes of the Civil War, he was one of the first Americans to reach the rank of rear admiral; noted especially for his smooth cooperation with land forces, particularly in the Vicksburg Campaign and subsequent actions in the Mississippi River system; later led the naval forces in the capture of Fort Fisher; named vice admiral after the war, becoming the nation's top naval commander. This is the finest content war-date letter we have seen from Admiral Porter. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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855   Sheridan, Philip H., War-date Document Signed “P.H. Sheridan  Maj. Genl. Comd’g,” 1page, 4to, no place (Tennessee), a partly printed pay order in the amount of $300 to W.H. and
C.P. Card for their “Services rendered as Scouts going from MuSheridan, Philip H., War-date Document Signed “P.H. Sheridan / Maj. Genl. Comd’g,” 1page, 4to, no place (Tennessee), a partly printed pay order in the amount of $300 to W.H. and C.P. Card for their “Services rendered as Scouts going from Murfreesboro Tenn via Bridgeport to Chattanooga and bringing important information of the position and movements of the enemy (from May 5th to May 20th 63)…” Also signed by "A. McD. McCook," Sheridan's subordinate, whose career would be ruined at Chickamauga that September. Arrow affixed to page to point out Sheridan’s signature. Sheridan would falter at Chickamauga as well, but though driven from the field, he would return in time to save his reputation. In the subsequent Battle of Lookout Mountain, he would lead his division on the reckless but brilliantly successful charge against Confederate defenders. With a carte-de-visite Photograph of an engraving of Sheridan during the war. Sheridan, Philip H. – American soldier (1831-88); the top Union cavalry commander during the Civil War, he emerged late in the conflict to acclaim nearly as great as that of Grant and Sherman; led the Shenandoah Campaign; instrumental in the chase to Appomattox; after the war, led US troops in the later Indian wars and succeeded Sherman as Commanding General of the US Army. (imagea) (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $300.00
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856   Thomas, George H., Scarce war-date Endorsement Signature Geo. H. Thomas as commander of the Army of the Cumberland, Eastport, Mississippi, January 20, 1865. Just a month after
the end of the Nashville Campaign, in which he destroyed John BeThomas, George H., Scarce war-date Endorsement Signature "Geo. H. Thomas" as commander of the Army of the Cumberland, Eastport, Mississippi, January 20, 1865. Just a month after the end of the Nashville Campaign, in which he destroyed John Bell Hood's Confederate army as a fighting force, he gives his approval to an application to Gov. William Stone of Iowa by brevet Brig. Genl. J.H. Wilson. Wilson requests "the appointment of J. Morris Young, Major of the 5th Iowa Cavalry, as Colonel of the same regiment vice Colonel W.W. Lowe mustered out. Major Young is a zealous, active, and acomplished officer fully capable of discharging the duties of Colonel with credit to himself and the Service." He goes on to recount Young's gallant service at Duck River. Thomas approves the suggestion based on his confidence in Wilson. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $300.00
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857   [Siege of Fort Sumter] Scarce and desirable autograph letter by J.W. Suttle of Rockford, Alabama, April 15, 1861, on a very early Confederate patriotic sheet with embossed Bath
stationers mark. He writes his brother in Centreville: We have[Siege of Fort Sumter] Scarce and desirable autograph letter by J.W. Suttle of Rockford, Alabama, April 15, 1861, on a very early Confederate patriotic sheet with embossed "Bath" stationer's mark. He writes his brother in Centreville: "We have just got the news to day that Fort Sumter was Surrendered to the forces of the Southern Confederacy, that the Southern Batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter at 1/2 past four oclck [sic] A.M. Friday Morning [April 12] which was returned by Major [Robert] Anderson at 7 A.M. which was kept up all day from both sides until Saturday morning about 9 oclk, when Anderson ceased firing. The Confederate Batteries kept up their fire until between 10 & 11...when Anderson ran up the flag of truce. No one killed on our side, 3 slightly wounded, don't know the extent of damage in the Fort. It was set on fire and was burning when the flag of truce was run up. Bombs fell within the fort & exploded...It is supposed that the attack is made on Fort Pickens [Florida, the last Southern fort in Federal hands] by this time...I Guess the War is fairly started now, but I believe the South will be successful for I believe the God of Battles in on our side." The letter is in pristine condition. Major Anderson lost two soldiers, but not from enemy fire. When a final 50-gun salute to the US flag was fired by the surrendering Federals, a magazine caught fire and exploded, killing one man instantly and mortally wounding another. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
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858   [Murfreesboro] Great content soldiers letter by William D. Hale, a Union soldier, who writes his family from Nashville, TN on July 22, 1862, nine days after the (First) Battle
of Murfreesboro. He informs them that an awful misfortune...has be[Murfreesboro] Great content soldier's letter by William D. Hale, a Union soldier, who writes his family from Nashville, TN on July 22, 1862, nine days after the (First) Battle of Murfreesboro. He informs them that an "awful misfortune...has befallen upon us. A noble body of men has been most basely surrendered, and the splendid name we have so long borne is utterly ruined. And at this moment, while this city is threatened with attack...1200 well drilled & strong men are chafing in their inability to assist...but must stand idly by...and perhaps see the old flag again torn, from the Capitol of Tennessee." He reports that on the day of the battle he and his comrades rushed into position,"watching to progress of events in his place in rear of the left wing ready at a moment to discharge his duties...Here we find the first blunder. Our force should have forced its way to town thro the woods between the pikes to the assistance of the 9th (Michigan). It would have been hotly disputed but successful...We remained in a most hazardous position for ourselves." They were assaulted by the enemy, "and had the little foolish charge been made with 500 instead of 25 our line would have been swept on both sides down its whole length… Another terrible blunder. Had Col. (the 3rd Minnesota's commander, Henry C.) Lester replied, 'The Minnesota 3d does not receive such a flag after a fight,' the answer alone would have disheartened the 2000 that might have been brought against us... ""Lester accompanied the flag (of truce) to town to consult...He was told by Col. Duffield, then wounded & a prisoner, to hold out if possible." Lester only wished to know the rules in cases of surrender!! He returned and with his captains decided to surrender. "We were permitted to go, after stacking arms, to our camp...and fall in to move off as prisoners, surrender - without a fight!...Our reception by the rebels was courteous." Ultimately Hale and his fellow prisoners are apparently paroled and go to Nashville, and are later sent to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. With much more good content, particularly on the generosity of his captors. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,050.00
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859 c   Fort Pickens, Florida, two covers, one to Trenton, N.J. endorsed U.S. Steam Frigate ColoradoOff Fort Pickens Florida and Ship Letter with blue straightline SHIP handstamp from
Key West and pencil 3 cts due, the other to Owego, N.Y. wFort Pickens, Florida, two covers, one to Trenton, N.J. endorsed "U.S. Steam Frigate "Colorado"/Off Fort "Pickens" Florida" and "Ship Letter" with blue straightline "SHIP" handstamp from Key West and pencil "3 cts" due, the other to Owego, N.Y. with two 3c Rose (#65, faults) cancelled by waffle grid, with matching "Fort Pickens, Fla/Feb 5" datestamp and their "Due 3" handstamp, apparently a double rate letter that was returned to the sender by the Fort Pickens postmaster for an additional 3c stamp, latter reduced a bit at left, very fine duo.Fort Pickens was located at Pensacola, Florida and remained in Federal hands throughout the Civil War. (imagea) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

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860 c   Ship Island, Mississippi, two covers with enclosures, one with a straightline SHIP ISLANDMISS. and manuscript April 15 date on cover with 3c Rose (65) with ms. X cancel and
with original letter from a soldier datelined Ship Island AprilShip Island, Mississippi, two covers with enclosures, one with a straightline "SHIP ISLAND/MISS." and manuscript "April 15" date on cover with 3c Rose (#65) with ms. "X" cancel and with original letter from a soldier datelined "Ship Island April 12, 1862," the other a 3c Pink on buff entire (#U35) cancelled by "Ship Island, Miss./May 6" datestamp and with a copy of one page "News-Letter" printed on Ship Island dated the same day in 1862, both cover to Townshend, Vermont and slightly reduced at left, fine group. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $425.00
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