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    Civil War Generals: Union. Comprises: (1) Franz Sigel. Autograph Letter Signed: "F. Sigel", 2p, 4.25" x 7", separate sheets. New York, June 7, 1901. To the Chicago Daily News. He will "write the article you desire on 'The effects to the United States of the political moment of 1848 in Europe, which resulted in so many persons coming to the United States,' etc. - I would suggest that, as the insurrection of 1848 was followed in 1849 on a larger scale, the whole regular army of Baden of 25,000 men taking sides with the revolutionists, the fortress of Rastadt was taken and a number of battles were fought...." Minor stain. Sigel was a leader of the Baden revolutionary forces and, in April 1848, had led a militia of more than 4,000 volunteers in a siege against the city of Freiburg; his army was annihilated by Prussian and W├╝rttemberg troops. In 1849, he became Secretary of War and commander-in-chief of the revolutionary republican government of Baden. After Prussia suppressed the revolution, he fled to Switzerland and then to England. Sigel emigrated to the United States in 1852. (2) Daniel E. Sickles. Typewritten Letter Signed: "D. E. Sickles", 1.5p, 7.75" x 7.5", separate sheets. New York, March 26, 1904. To Hon. James H. Manning, Albany, N.Y. In part: "My impression is that I gave the flag you mention to your father - my old friend of earlier days in Albany - during the session of 1864, when I was made the guest of the Senate en route to the south on a special mission for President Lincoln...He was always very kind to me, giving me conspicuous mention and full reports in the Legislative columns of The Argus...." James H. Manning's father, Daniel Manning, worked at the Albany "Argus", becoming its editor in 1865. He later served as Grover Cleveland's Secretary of the Treasury (1885-1887). The two pages have been tipped at the upper edge to an 8.75" x 6" card. Signature has been heavily blotted, but legible. (3) Nelson A. Miles. Typewritten Letter Signed: "Nelson A. Miles", 1p, 8" x 5.5". Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D.C., February 4, 1896. To Mr. A.E. Allen, New York, sending a photograph (not present). Miles distinguished himself in the Civil, Indian, and Spanish-American Wars, having the unique distinction of being the custodian of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe after the Civil War and, in 1886, capturing Geronimo. Tipped at the upper edge to an 8.75" x 6" card. (4) William B. Hazen. Manuscript Letter Signed: "W. B. Hazen", 1p, 8" x 10". War Department, Office of Chief Signal Officer, Washington City, December 7, 1883. To Henry B. Dawson, New York City, informing him that "a copy of 'Professional Paper' Nos 4, 6, 8 and 11" had been mailed to him. (5) Henry H. Sibley. Autograph Letter Signed: "Henry H. Sibley", 1p, 5.25" x 8.25". The University of Minnesota, St. Paul, November 26, 1888. To Mr. B. Perry, Woodbury, N.J., about a letter he did not receive. Sibley was the first Governor of Minnesota (1858-1860). (6) Henry W. Slocum. Autograph Statement Signed: "H W Slocum", 1p, 5" x 8.75". Brooklyn, N.Y., no date. To Mr. D. C. Farrington. In full: "At the breaking out of the Civil War, I returned to the service, as Col of the 27 NY Vols - was promoted to the rank of Maj Gen of Vols - and at the close of the war was in command of the Left Wing of Sherman's Army." The General Slocum was a steamship named in his honor and launched in 1891. It caught fire and burned to the water line in New York's East River on June 15, 1904. More than 1,000 people died in the accident, making it New York City's worst loss-of-life disaster until September 11, 2001. (7) Alexander Shaler. Autograph Letter Signed: "Alexander Shaler", 2p, 8" x 10", front and verso. Head Quarters 1st Division, N.G.S.N.Y., New York, April 15, 1885. "Personal" letter to General J.B,. Carr, Comdg 3d Div., urging him to "join us in the opposition to the schemes for legalizing 'play soldiers', by signing the enclosed petition. It meets the approval and has been signed by all the Maj. Genls. except yourself...." Two mounting remnants in blank areas on second page. (8) William F. Smith. Card Signed: "To Master Gerard Roberts/with Kind Wishes from/Wm F Smith/Late Majr of Vols/Bvt Maj Genl U S Army/Lenape Pa/June 22nd 1889", 3.5" x 2.5". (9) Robert Patterson. Autograph Letter Signed: "R Patterson", 1.5p, 5" x 8", separate leaves. Philadelphia, August 21, 1880. To Colonel L P Nicholson arranging a meeting. The Irish-born officer was a Colonel in the War of 1812 and a Major General in the Mexican and Civil Wars. (10) Albert Ordway. Autograph Letter Signed: "Albert Ordway", 1p, 7.75" x 10". Washington, D.C., May 30, 1885. To J. C. Buttre, N.Y., ordering 32 portraits from his catalogue. Wrinkled in upper right, slight separation at right at mid-fold. (11) James B. Ricketts. Manuscript Letter Signed: "James B. Ricketts/Maj Gen USA", 1p, 5" x 8". Washington, D.C., June 3, 1872. To Capt. A. A. King, regretting his inability to "attend the Reunion of many of my old Command...." (12) Marsena R. Patrick. Manuscript Document Signed: "M. R. Patrick/Capt 2 Infy/A.C.S.", 1p, 8" x 6.5". Vera Cruz, Mexico, February 5, 1848. "Invoices Sub Stores this day turned over by Capt M R Patrick 2nd Inf, Act C.S.M, to Capt. F.H. Martin, A.Q.M., for transportation to Lieut W.B. Blair, ACS, City of Mexico./ 20 Barrels Hams.../100 Boxes Candles.../1 Keg Whiskey 10 Gallons.". 12 items.

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