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    Edmund Ruffin, Ardent Secessionist, Credited With Firing the First Shot of the Civil War, Carte de Visite and Clipped Signature. Including: (1) CDV bust portrait of Ruffin in civilian clothing, his long gray hair past his shoulders. Approximately 2.5" x 4" with an E. & H. T. Anthony, New York studio imprint on the verso. Modest age toning, else bright, clear and in very good condition. (2) Clipped signature on blue paper, approximately 4.5" x 1.75", signed "I am, yours truly / Edmund Ruffin". Paper a bit age-toned, else a strong signature in very good condition. A true believer in the Southern cause, Ruffin (1794-1865) is credited with firing the first shot of the war at Fort Sumter and committed suicide shortly after the end of the war rather than live with the "vile Yankee race".

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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