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    Edmund Ruffin And John Grimball Signatures. A truly remarkable pair of signatures belonging to the men - both Confederates - who fired the first and last shots respectively of the Civil War. Edmund Ruffin, a Virginia agriculturalist and editor, is credited with firing the first shot on Fort Sumter in April, 1861. John Grimball of South Carolina served on the C.S.S. Shenandoah and fired the war's last shot while cruising the Pacific in June, 1865.
    Edmund Ruffin- 2 page ALS, 1836. Ruffin mentions here buying 60 shares in North Carolina's pioneering Raleigh & Gaston Railroad. Split along vertical fold, else fine condition. A very rare letter from the arch-seccesionist!
    John Grimball- clipped signature. Very fine condition.


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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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