Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Samuel Allen Rice: Rare War-Date Letter of the Union General Who Died of a Wounded Ankle. Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, recto and verso, Oakaloosa, Iowa, August 22, 1861. To his brother, Elliott. Some nascent tearing at center folds, else very good. All the news is about Iowa readying itself for war - with the exception that "Grim is here & tight most of the time disgracing himself." In part: "Palmer is having a hard time getting his company up... has now got 77... Chas Serle 2nd Lieut. - Chas Wiles 1st - Cunningham is trying to raise 30 men to go with him & raise a company from Krokus... John Lofland is getting up a rifle company to buy our men rifles - I think we will get the Minnie... We will I presume expend our patriotism shooting at a mark ... No word about your Majorship .... Have your daguerreotype taken the very first occasion..." All this, when the War would still be over by Christmas! 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: 418

    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 14 days left to consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    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