Description

    Rare Requisition for "Ordnance and Ordnance Stores for Fort Sumpter [Sumter] April 20, 1861" Signed by Lt. Colonel Roswell Sabine Ripley. One page, 7 ¾" x 9 ¾", in ink. Written less than a week after the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, this document requests among other things, powder, hand spikes, primers, lanyards, sabots of various sizes, cartridge bags of various sizes, fuses, hand tools, etc. The document is signed in the lower right corner "R S Ripley / Lt. Col. Art." The document is in excellent condition with only trivial toning and old fold creases.

    Roswell Sabine Ripley (1823-1887) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in the class of 1843 - the same class as Ulysses S. Grant. He fought with distinction during the Mexican-American War and in the Indian hostilities in Florida. Shortly after, he left the army to pursue business interests in Charleston. Upon organization of the South Carolina army he received the rank of lieutenant colonel, commanding the First Artillery battalion. At the bombardment of Ft. Sumter he was commended for his services in charge of the batteries on Sullivan's Island. Shortly after he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the provisional Confederate States Army, serving with distinction until the war's end.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 416

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

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

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    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
    Consign to the 2018 June 10 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    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

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414