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    Large Collection of Eighteen Civil War-Related Letters and Manuscripts including:
    Benjamin F. Butler (1818-93): war date manuscript DS, one page, 5" x 8", Fort Monroe, Virginia, December 10, 1863, a pass "...given to W. H. Stiner Esq. to visit any point within this department..."; ALS, one page, 5" x 7", [no place, no date]; TLS, one page, 8" x 9", Boston, July 23, 1886 concerning a title search, tipped to a larger sheet; LS, one page, 5" x 8", Gloucester, Massachusetts, August 25, 1866, concerning someone falsely claiming his endorsement of "the North American Prize Concert" together with a letterpress copy of the letter that garnered Butler's response; a group of four signatures, each on a 5" x 8" sheet.
    [John A. Dix] (1798-1879): Telegram from Marshal George R. Dodge, one page, 8" x 5.5", [no place, Baltimore?], July 30, 1861, reporting that he has "...sure information as to concealed arms in the house of Charles Howard Esq...".
    Pvt. J. M. Dalzell, Ms, three pages, 8" x 10", Washington, February 3, 1864, a poem entitled "The Blue and the Gray".
    H. H. Ellis: a group of seven autograph letters written in Washington from June 1, 1864 to January 6, 1865, offering tidbits of war news: "[July 15, 1864] ...Our great scare is over the rebels having disappeared across the Potomac! Our Court is soon to try an important political offender of Kentucky, a la Valandingham... [December 9, 1864, describing a visit to the Capitol] ...I had the pleasure if such it may be called of a view of Fernando Wood, particularly distinguished by his very gentle manly bearing. He has the appearance of a very cool and shrewd man and exceedingly dignified..." More good content. Together a total of eighteen pieces in overall very good to fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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