Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Confederate General Will T. Martin 1848 Court Document Signed As District Attorney, one page, 7.5" x 12", a printed document, filled in by hand, being a Grand Jury True Bill against a Jacob Halfrin. It is being charged that he did "play for money at a certain game of cards commonly called Poker against the peace and dignity of the State of Mississippi." A native of Glasgow, Kentucky, Martin was commanding major of the Second Mississippi cavalry, Jeff Davis legion in 1861. A daring officer, promotion came rapidly. He accompanied Stuart in the raid at Richmond during the Seven Days battle, making the entire circuit of General McClellan's army, bringing in prisoners and important information for General Lee. On November 10, 1863, he was made major general and placed in command of a division of General Joe Wheeler's cavalry corps, including the brigades of John T. Morgan and Alfred Iverson. Toward the end of the war he was in command of the district of northwest Mississippi. Later, after the war, he promoted and built the Natchez, Jackson and Columbus railroad and was president until the road was sold to the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley. He was postmaster at Natchez for two years under President Roosevelt. Near fine condition, unevenly toned and weakness at folds. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 523

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424