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Auction Description for RR Auction: Rare Manuscripts, Documents and Autographs #397
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Please note this is an online auction. Bids to be received by 6pm on 12th December 2012. Please contact auction house for Terms & Conditions. www.invaluable.com/rrauction

Rare Manuscripts, Documents and Autographs #397

by RR Auction


1,623 lots | 1610 with images

December 12, 2012

5 Route 101A, Suite 5

Amherst, NH, 03031 USA

Phone: +1 (603) 732-4280

Fax: +1 (603) 732-4288

Email: Bobby.Eaton@RRAuction.com

Autograph -  John C. Adams

Lot 1: Autograph - John C. Adams

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Description: Army officer (1825-1864) who resigned his commission and joined the Confederate States Army, rising to the rank of brigadier general before being killed in action. War-dated handwritten telegram, signed "John C. Adams, Col., ACS," one page, 8.25 x 8.5, dated December 1, 1862. Telegram to General Ruggles reads, in full: "Four hundred & fifty aggregate for duty not well prepared to hold this place half-force is militia imperfectly armed with little ammunition fortifications bearly complete one thousand negroes at work need heavy artillery & musket ammunition. Have no information of enemy nearer than Corinth think we can hold the place against twelve hundred cavalry." A central vertical fold and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Less than a month after sending this telegram, Adams was promoted to brigadier general where he served at Vicksburg and assisted John B. Hood in pushing General Sherman northward after the fall of Atlanta.

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Autograph -  William W. Allen

Lot 2: Autograph - William W. Allen

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Description: Confederate general (1835-1894) who commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Tennessee. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by J. W. Blyth of Montgomery, Alabama, signed at the bottom in black ink, "Faithfully yours, Wm. W. Allen, Maj. Gen'l C.S.A." Scattered surface marks and soiling, and a noticeable tack hole to the top and two tiny ones to the lower corners, otherwise fine condition.

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Autograph -  Robert Anderson

Lot 3: Autograph - Robert Anderson

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Description: Union general (1805-1871) who commanded three United States forts: Castle Pinckney, Fort Moultrie, and Fort Sumter. In the face of South Carolina's imminent secession, Anderson refused a formal demand for his surrender and in the early morning hours of April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter was bombarded, and the Civil War began. Original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Anderson in uniform, by Fontayne of New York, signed at the bottom of the image in black ink, "Robert Anderson, Br. Gen. U.S.A." In fine condition, with a slight bend to the top and a trivial mark to the lower border.

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Autograph -  Nathaniel P. Banks

Lot 4: Autograph - Nathaniel P. Banks

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Description: Union general (1816-1894) who led forces at Shenandoah, Red River, and elsewhere. Prior to the Civil War, he served as governor of Massachusetts and speaker of the US House of Representatives. Civil War-dated original 2.5 x 4.25 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Banks in uniform, by Warren of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, signed at the bottom in black ink, "N. P. Banks, 4th Nov: 1864." In fine condition, with a subtle central block of toning and mild silvering to dark areas of the image.

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Autograph -  P. G. T. Beauregard

Lot 5: Autograph - P. G. T. Beauregard

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Description: Unsigned original 2.5 x 3.75 carte-de-visite three-quarter length portrait of Beauregard, by Rockwood of New York. Some light silvering to dark areas of the image and a trimmed bottom edge, otherwise fine condition.

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