Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Winfield Scott Hancock Letter on Civil War Artist Edwin Forbes. Letter Signed, 2 pages (1st & 4th integral leaves), 5.5" x 8.5", Governor's Island, New York, January 7, 1882. To Messrs. Estes & Lauriat. The first page is torn at bottom - but easily repaired; otherwise good. Here is an opportunity to acquire one of the Civil War's most distinguished soldiers discussing the work of the one of the War's most distinguished reportorial artists, Edwin Forbes, of the illustrated newspaper Leslie's Weekly. "I have carefully examined all the pictures by Mr. Forbes entitled 'Studies of the Great Army.' I, together with others, have always recognized their importance as a valuable addition to the history of the Civil War. Their reputation I think is well established - I will return them herewith." 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: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 400

    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

    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
    Only 16 days left to consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    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