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    Lot of 12 Confederate Generals and 1 Confederate Admiral's Signature including Raphael Semmes, Gabriel James Rains, John George Walker, William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Mansfield Lovell, Bushrod Rust Johnson, Louis Hébert, James Lawson Kemper, Basil Wilson Duke, Samuel Gibbs French, Joseph Wheeler, Alexander Welch Reynolds, and Edmund Kirby Smith. All examples are in very good to fine condition, some with mounting remnants on the verso. The lot includes war time (noted) and post war signatures and are in the form of clipped signatures and autograph cards.

    More Information: Raphael Semmes, commander of the CSS Alabama and Confederate Rear Admiral, 4" x 2", "Raphael Semmes" with engraved portrait measuring 8.5" x 11"; Gabriel James Rains, 3.75" x 1.5", "G. J. Raines"; John George Walker war time clipped signature, 3" x 1.5", "J.G. Walker"; William Henry Fitzhugh Payne war time clipped signature, 3.5" x 1.5", "William H. Payne"; Mansfield Lovell, 3.25" x 1.25", "M. Lovell"; Bushrod Rust Johnson, 2.75" x 1", "B R Johnson"; Louis Hébert war time clipped signature, 2.75" x 1.5", "Louis Hébert"; James Lawson Kemper, 5.75" x 3.25", "James L Kember"; Basil Wilson Duke, 4" x 1.25", "Basil W Duke/ Brig. Genl C.S.A."; Samuel Gibbs French, 3.5" x 1.25", "S. G. French/ Maj. Genl/ C.S.A."; Joseph Wheeler, 2.75" x 1.5", "Jos Wheeler"; Alexander Welch Reynolds, 3" x 2", "A W Reynolds" (a small portion of the "l" and virtually all the "d" and "s" are cut from "Reynolds"); and Edmund Kirby Smith, 3.75" x 2.5", "E. Kirby Smith".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
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