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    Preparing Fort Sumter: Roswell S. Ripley Autograph Document Signed, "R.S. Ripley" as Brigadier General. One page, 8.25" x 10.5" on Ordinance Bureau Invoice letterhead, Charleston, South Carolina, March 25 1861 being an invoice of ordnance and ordnance stores turned over by Colonel Ed. Manigault to General L.M. Hatch for transportation to Lt. Colonel R.S. Ripley at "Mortar Battery No. 2 Sullivan's Island" including tools, fuses, quick and slow match "1000...Friction Tubes...300...Cartridge Bags for 32 pds..." Sullivan's Island was one of numerous positions utilized by rebel forces to bombard Fort Sumter, which resulted in its April 12, 1861 surrender. Ripley appended a certificate which acknowledges receipt of the material; he states: "...Much was expended during the operations against Fort Sumter-What remained was taken up and continued on the regular Ordnance returns..." Ripley served as an officer during the Mexican-American War and as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army seeing action at Antietam and Fredericksburg. He returned to Charleston in 1863 in defense against federal forces. Fine condition with two mailing folds. This is a significant historical document from the onset of the four years of carnage that re-defined the United States of America. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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