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    Civil War Adjudicated Claims Certificates, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Group lot of fifteen partially printed certificates, each measuring 14.5" x 8.75", dated January 1, 1872, printed by the American Bank Note Co., Philadelphia. Each certificate is made out to a different individual in accordance to their claim made "as adjudicated under the act entitle 'An Act to authorize the liquidation of damages sustained by citizens of Pennsylvania during the late rebellion'". These certificates were issued for damages sustained either during the 1862 and 1864 Confederate raids into Chambersburg, PA, or during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Signed by Governor John Geary, who had served as a divisional commander with the Union 12th Corps at Gettysburg, and later served two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania between 1867-73. Counter-signed by State Auditor J.F. Hartranft who also served with the Union army. Hartranft was retroactively awarded a Medal of Honor in 1886 for gallantry at the First Bull Run, and also served two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania. Condition varies from good to near fine and should be examined.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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