Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    George Meade Civil War Dated Autograph Letter Signed "Geo. G. Meade Maj Genl". One page, 5" x 8", Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac letterhead, no place, December 29, 1863, to a Miss Harris. It reads: "My Dear Miss Harris - I return you, your card and silk [not present] with my attempt to write my name- which you will perceive was not very successful & will not be very ornamental to your quilt. If you will favor me with some other pieces I will try again as I am desirous of evincing my sense of the compliment you have been pleased to pay me..." During the time of the Civil War, autograph quilts were a popular pastime for the ladies left behind at the home front waiting for their sons and husbands to return from battle. Fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 576

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 42 days left to consign to the 2020 June 2 Taspen Ranch, Truckee CA Real Estate Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    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 $1,016,674