Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [1864 Presidential Election]. Soldier's Power of Attorney and Affidavit. On April 21, 1864, the state legislature of New York passed an act allowing soldiers fighting in the war to cast their vote for president. In the affidavit, measuring 9.5" x 4", John D. Hunt, a member of Co. "D," 21st New York Cavalry, then at Weston, West Virginia, swears on October 15, 1864, that he is a citizen of the United States, the state of New York, and that he is "in the actual military . . . service of the United States." The affidavit is printed on the front of an envelope. Small tear at the upper edge near the corner with mounting remnant (one additional mounting remnant on the verso). Unevenly toned.

    The accompanying Soldier's Power of Attorney, 8" x 12.5", signed by Hunt and witnessed by Reuben C. Miles, gives authority to Henry Hunt "to cast for me and in my name and stead . . . my vote . . . as if I was personally present at the General election to be held on the 8th day of November 1864." Separation at the edges of some of the folds with minor ink smudging.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    18th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 319

    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)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,485,512