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    Union Major General Daniel E. Sickles Autograph Note Signed, "D. E. Sickles", one page on American Telegraph Co. form, approximately 5.5" x 8.5", Washington, D.C., September 1, 1862, to a Major Lovell Purdy at Delmonico's (NYC). It reads: "As soon as I can secure the bounties for our men will return to N.Y. or send orders. Has the state bounty been paid. Have all been mustered. Lt Stevens want(s) order." Four pinhole perforations from folding and filing, else very fine condition. Lot includes two CDV images of Sickles matted and framed with the note. Daniel Edgar Sickles (1819 - 1914) was a political general from New York and one of the more colorful figures in the grand parade of American history. While a congressman in 1859, Sickles became the first murderer to be acquitted by reason of insanity in the United States. His shooting of the cuckolding Philip Barton Key was indeed a crime of passion. Sickles embraced the opportunities afforded by the Civil War and was soon in a general's uniform. Despite his inexperience, Sickles was a corps commander at Gettysburg and there lost a leg to a Confederate cannonball.


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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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