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11930.jpg (19670 bytes) BOCOCK, THOMAS STANHOPE (1815-1891). Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives. Bocock served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from Virginia from 1847-1861. He resigned when war was declared. Slip of paper darkly penned “Th. S. Bocock/ Appomattox CH Virginia”. Ironically the Confederate surrender was at Appomattox. Poignant association piece. Bocock’s material is seldom offered...[11930]...$195.00


BUTLER, BENJAMIN F. (UNION).  Union General. 9870.jpg (4785 bytes)Military Gov. of New Orleans. His arbitrary government caused charges of corruption and protests; Gov. of Mass. Greenback Party Pres. nominee (1884). Choice bold sig. clipped from album page. .....[9870]....$95.00


12105.jpg (136374 bytes)(CONFEDERACY) Five Dollar Confederate bill, salmon color, “The Confederate States of America”, Richmond, Feb. 17, 1864, with vignette of a palatial building with columns. One border nick, else fine...[12105]..$125.00


DAVIS, JEFFERSON (C.S.A.) (1808-1889). President of the Confederate States of America. Graduated from West Point (1828); served in Mexican War. Served a term in Congress (1845-46); U.S. Senator from Miss. (1847-51); U.S. Secretary of War in Pierce’s cabinet (1853-57). Again U.S. Senator (1857-61). Withdrew from Senate when Mississippi seceded. Chosen by the provisional congress as President of the Confederacy (Feb. 9, 1861) and elected by popular vote as President for a six year term and inaugurated at Richmond (Feb. 22, 1862). After war was imprisoned at Fortress Monroe, Va. (1865-67); indicted for treason in 1866. It is a little known fact and historical irony that Jefferson Davis’ first wife was Sarah Knox Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor, who strenuously opposed the marriage. Knox, as she was called, tragically died of malaria slightly 11564.jpg (61086 bytes) less than three months after their marriage in 1835. Taylor and Davis reconciled after Taylor became president and Davis was in the Senate. Choice bold fine full signature (almost 3”) clipped from a document.  Fine.  Net to all.. .[11564]....$795.00


(CONFEDERACY) DAVIS, JEFFERSON. (1808-1889). President, Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Choice bold dark signature measuring 3.5”, signed “Jeffn. Davis” and beneath his signature he has written “U.S.S.” The signature is matted with an interesting contemporary printed Davis item, oblong 8vo: “Whitney’s United States, or Mississippi Rifle”: Extract of a Letter from the Hon. Jefferson Davis, United States Senator, late Colonel of 1st Regiment Mississippi Riflemen, dated Nov. 7, 1847, and addressed to the Ordnance Office. “The fine Rifles which you issued to the Regiment I had the honor to command in Mexico are worthy of the highest commendations. I doubt whether as many pieces were ever issued from any other ordnance department, so perfect in their construction and condition. In accuracy of fire, they are equal to the finest SPORTING RIFLES; their range, I think, exceeds that of the old pattern musket, and they less often miss fire, or want repair, than any small arm I have ever seen used in service” (Signed in print) Jefferson Davis/ ex-Colonel Mississippi Riflemen.” Also matted with a 6.5” x 9” B&W 3/4 length, semi-profile photo of Davis. Has black brass plaque engraved: “Jefferson Davis/ 1808-1889/ President of the/ Confederate States of America.” The photo, printed Davis letter, signature and plaque are accented with gold wood filets in ecru linen mats and archivally framed in a 1/2” brown walnut frame. Overall size: 19.75” x 15.5”. Handsome display piece. .....[11717]...$795.00


 (DAVIS, JEFFERSON ) (C.S.A.)  Blank partly printed folio Confederate Naval / Military document, 16.5” x 11.75”. In full: “Jefferson Davis/ President of the Confederate States of America / To all who shall see these Presents -- Greetings: Know ye, that virtue of the power vested in me by law, I have commissioned, and do hereby commission, have authorized, and do hereby authorize the _________ or vessel called the _______(more particularly described in the schedule hereunto annexed) whereof on the high seas, against the United States of America, their ships, vessels, goods and effects, and those of their citizens, during the pendency of the War now existing between the CONFEDERATE STATES and the said United States/ this Commission to continue in force until revoked by the President of the CONFEDERATE STATES for the time being. / Given under my hand and the Seal of the CONFEDERATE STATES, at Montgomery, this ___ day of ____ A.D. 1861. By the President _________; Secretary of State _______. On lower left side of document is imprinted: Schedule of Description of the vessel: Name____; tonnage_____; Armament_______; No. of crew_______. Document is on fine quality paper. Normal age toning and vertical folds, minor splitting at two folds, expertly repaired. In overall excellent condition. 

The Birth of the Confederacy: The States seceding before the fall of Ft. Sumpter, with the exception of Texas, whose delegates were late, met at Montgomery on Feb. 4, 1861. On Feb. 8th the delegates adopted a provisional constitution and the next day, Feb. 9th, elected Davis President. On Feb. 28, 1861 the president was directed to call as many volunteers as required for not more than 12 months. On 6 March 100,000 men were called for and by mid-April 35,000 had 11563.jpg (216330 bytes) been equipped for the field. The capital was moved to Richmond on May 20th, 1861. The Confederate government was birthed at Montgomery but only remained there 91 days. Accordingly, Confederate material from Montgomery is the rarest of the rare...Museum Quality Piece....A GEM. ...[11563]....$2500.00

NB: It is an historical irony that John Tyler’s grand daughter, Letitia, born in the White House, and the first child of Robert Tyler and his actress wife, Priscilla, raised the Confederate flag over the capital at Montgomery. Robert Tyler became Registrar of the Confederate Treasury. Another grandchild of John Tyler, William Waller, the son of Tyler’s daughter Elizabeth, who was a White House bride, resigned from West Point to be a Confederate soldier and later married the youngest sister of Mrs. Jefferson Davis.



(CIVIL WAR) EMMETT, DANIEL DECATUR (1815-1904). Am. composer. Wrote "Dixie" and other popular songs. Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He began his career as a drummer in military bands then joined the Virginia Minstrels, singing and playing the banjo. Later, he was a member of Bryant's Minstrels. He wrote the music and words to "Dixie" in 1859 and it was performed for the first time in N.Y. on April 4, 1859. The song was an immediate hit and it was adopted as a Southern fighting song during the Civil War (even though Emmett was a Northerner). His other songs, Old Dan Tucker, The Road to Richmond, and others enjoyed great favor for many years, but were all ultimately eclipsed by "Dixie". The word "Dixie" is a nostalgically regarded Am. paradise in the South. The origin of the word Dixie is obscure. ALS, 4.75" x 6.5", Mt. Vernon,  10393_sig.jpg (71522 bytes)10393.jpg (183788 bytes)Ohio, Oct. 3rd, 1898. Boldly penned, 1 full page, to "My Dear Mary," in full: "I enclose you $2.00, and that is all I can spare you today, as I got no money from New York today.* I hope everything is all right. I cannot think of anything more to say at this time. My love to you all, from your affectionate husband, Daniel D. Emmett." Pristine. Daniel Decatur Emmett material is among the scarcest of all Americana autographs. This is the first and only such piece we have personally seen on the market the past forty years. "Dixie", the immortal Civil War song, has come to mean a vanished society and way of life in the Old South, which is gone forever." A museum quality autograph. Handsomely framed with sheet music for "Dixie", and a 4x6 confederate flag. Framed in heavy gold leaf frame with brass plaque engraved "Daniel Decatur Emmett, author of Dixie, (1815-1904)". Overall size approx. 28" x 18". A striking display piece. *New York is where all his songs, including Dixie, were published and from whence he received royalties. Net to all....[10393].......+.....$2995.00                          


THE STORY OF THE GUARD About the Battle of Springfield

11641.jpg (155993 bytes)FIELD, EUGENE (1850-1895). Author, Children’s Poet and Journalist. His copy of Jesse Benton Fremont’s book The Story of the Guard, small 8vo, 227 pp., 5th ed., Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863. This was Field’s copy and he has signed on the title page and written his library locating information beneath his signature. Has stamped name and bookplate of subsequent owners. A poignant book because it was published by Field. The Preface is entitled: “The Reason Why” and is an excerpt of a letter to Field from Jessie Benton Fremont. The book is about the Civil War “Battle of Springfield”. Due to Field’s early death, his material is scarce. Nice association item.........[11641]...$595.00




(RECONSTRUCTION) HARPER’S WEEKLY, N.Y., Sat., March 13, 1875. Front cover is cartoon showing several Senators in the Senate Chamber, one of whom is Ex-President Andrew Johnson (who served one year in the U.S. Senate in 1875 after leaving the White House). One Senator is holding a paper imprinted: “The Confederate Soldiers”/ Parole of Honor/ For Gen. Francis M. Cockrell and the Senator from Missouri. Caption under cartoon states: Under Parole of Honor -- The Ex-officers of the Ex-Confederate Army in Congress: Senator Burnside: “I can imagine no contingency that would make him violate his parole... the people will never again sit idly by and allow treason to gather head.” Bottom corner of first page missing, with light staining to left corner, else very good. Editorials about a third party, a Democratic “restoration”, the 1876 election, Samuel Tilden, etc. National and international news, a number of drawn illustrations and cartoons, mostly by Nast; many quaint ads..+++..[11719]..$68.50


JOHNSTON, JOSEPH E. (1807-1891). In command of Mississippi (1863); lost Vicksburg to Grant. ALS, 8vo, Washington, May 9, 1890. In full: “Washington, May 4th 1890/ My dear Louis, I have been absent 11549.jpg (161819 bytes) some time-in Georgia, so your letter was displaced. Hence the delay in replying to it./ No house could be more agreeable to me than yours. And I would accept your friendly hospitable invitation gladly if free to do so. But Col. Archer Anderson wrote to me on the subject more than a month ago -- and I accepted his invitation. It shall not prevent me from seeing you & Mrs. Bogineux after however. With friendly regards to her, I am, yours very truly, J.E. Johnston” Old mounting traces on verso, no show through, else fine. All writing dark and bold. Net to all.......[11549].....$695.00


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. (CONFEDERACY) (1824-64). Known as "Grumble" Jones. Confederate General; 7th Virginia Cavalry; killed at Piedmont. ADS, 4to, being a clothing and tent inventory for his company, Aug. 1, 1850. Signed twice, once on recto and once on verso. Signed as a brevet. 2nd Lt. As Jones was killed when he was only 40, his material is rare....Mint.....[6437]......$595.00   
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Official War Department General Orders No. 315

(ABRAHAM LINCOLN). General Orders No. 315, War Dept. Adjutant General’s Office/ Washington, Sept. 17, 1863, 8vo, 3pp., recto and verso: AN ACT RELATING TO HABEAS CORPUS, AND REGULATING JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS IN CERTAIN CASES. Approved March 3, 1863. In part: “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that, during the present rebellion, the President of the United States, whenever, in his judgment, the public safety may require it, is authorized to suspend the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in any case throughout the United States, or any part thereof....” By the President of the United States - A Proclamation (In part) “Whereas the Constitution of the United States has ordained that the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it, and whereas a rebellion was existing on the third day of March, 1863, which rebellion is still existing, and whereas by a statue, which was approved on that day, it was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in congress assembled, that during the present insurrection, the President of the United States, whenever, in his judgment, the public safety may require, is authorized to suspend the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in any case throughout the United States, or any part thereof; and whereas, in the judgment of the President, the public safety does require the privilege of the said writ shall now be suspended throughout the United States... Now, therefore, I ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim and make known to all to whom it may concern, that the privilege of the writ of HABEAS CORPUS is suspended, throughout the United States... and that this suspension will continue throughout the duration of the said rebellion...And I do hereby require all magistrates, attorneys and other civil officers within the United States, and all officers and others in the military and naval services of the United States, to take distinct notice of this suspension, and to give it full effect, and all citizens of the United States, to conduct and govern themselves accordingly, and in conformity with the Constitution of the United States and the laws of Congress in such cases made and provided...15th day of September, 1863. By the President ABRAHAM LINCOLN and (attested by) WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State. Freeing the slaves and suspending Habeas Corpus were, perhaps the two most controversial acts of Lincoln’s crises ridden presidency. This is the official General Order issued by the War Department formally notifying both the military and civilian officials of Lincoln’s suspension of the Writ of Habeas 11834_3.jpg (39969 bytes)11834_2.jpg (47639 bytes)11834_1.jpg (47801 bytes) Corpus. An historic and museum quality piece of Lincolnana concerning one of Lincoln’s most important and controversial acts of the Civil War. Border chipping and holes along extreme left blank margin from removal from the official book of General Orders maintained by all military posts and headquarters. Except for minor border chipping, this is a clean fine mint copy.....[11834].......$795.00





(LINCOLN) General Orders No. 331, War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, Oct. 9, 1963: The President Orders: (In part) 1. All houses, tenements, lands and plantations, except such as may be required for military purposes, which have been or may be abandoned by insurgents within the lines of the military occupation of the United States forces in States declared by Proclamation of the President to be in insurrection, will hereafter be under the supervision and control of the Supervising Special Agents of the Treasury Dept...” By order of the Secretary of War, (Signed in print) E.D. Townsend, Asst. Adjutant General. Official. Left margin has shallow nicks touching no text, else fine. A significant Lincoln Civil War Document..[11918]..$595.00



3863.jpg (31349 bytes)(CIVIL WAR) Interesting and highly unusual Civil War Soldier’s mustering out statement, 8” x 6.5”, pale yellow, partly printed DS entitled: “Statement of Volunteer”, Date: “April 13th 1865”, Name: “Benjamin F. Maxwell”; Residence: “New York City”; Age: “Eighteen Years & one month (18 1/12th); Occupation: “Laborer”; Where Born: “Montgomery Co., Penn.”; Whether New Recruit or Veteran Soldier: “New Recruit”; Examining Surgeon: “Dr. Joseph Hilton”; Mustering Officer: “Capt. Henry P. West”; County Bounty Paid: “$300.00”. Signed by the soldier “Benjamin F. Maxwell”. Interesting Civil War item. Nice display piece. .[3863-4]. .$75.00




THE LAST CONFEDERATE FLAG OVER RICHMOND. On April 3rd, 1865, Federal forces entered Richmond after the evacuation of the Confederate Government and military forces. President Davis and his cabinet had left for Danville, Va. by train and Petersburg and Richmond had fallen to Grant’s army. This flag relic was once part of the Third and last National Conference flag that flew over the Confederate Capitol in Richmond. Accompanying documents attest that this flag relic was created by Lt. Colonel A.B. Lawrence, Chief Quartermaster of the 24th Corps, Army of the James, by cutting up the captured flag when it was removed from the Capitol building under the orders of General M.R. Patrick. The photo shows the Confederate Capitol building after the flag was removed in early April 1865. The Union flag was then raised over the Capitol building. This fragment is from a white portion of the flag which has darkened with age and now is Ivory color. Impeccable provenance. 4.25” x 4.25” photo of the Confederate capitol in Richmond shown after the flag was removed by Union forces. Handsomely and archivally matted in ivory mats with a 3/8” x 3/8” piece of the white portion of the flag archivally sealed in a gold locket with clear watch crystals on both sides. A brass plaque is mounted below the relic and states: “Authentic piece of/ The Last Confederate Flag/ Over Richmond.” Handsomely framed in antique 3/4” frame. Overall size: 14.5” x 8.5”. Provenance: Comes with the following: 1. Copy of letter from A.B. Lawrence, Lt. Col. and Chief, 24th Army Corps, U.S.A.; on letterhead of “Office, Chief Quartermaster, 24th Army, Richmond, Va., May 10th, 1865, stating in part: “This is to certify that the attached piece of bunting is a fragment of the Confederate flag that floated over the Rebel Capitol in this city; was cut in pieces for distribution, as a very significant memento of this inexcusable war.” (A piece of the flag is shown attached to this letter); 2. Copy of page from “Christie’s” catalog, Sale No. 9178, June 9, 1999, containing description of the flag relic and a copy of another letter from Lt. Col. A.B. Lawrence as to the provenance of the flag fragment, similar to the above, 11845.jpg (112451 bytes) which states: “This is to certify that the attached piece of bunting is a part of the captured Confederate flag that floated over the Confederate Capitol in this city of Richmond, Va., when surrendered April 1865, and by the authority of the U.S. Provost Marshall General M.R. Patrick, was by me cut in pieces in the capitol as a significant memento for distribution. Dated Richmond, Va., May 5, 1865, Office, Chief Quartermaster, 24th, Army Corps., Army James.” The Christie’s catalog description of the “two cloth fragments from the Confederate flag which flew over the  capitol in Richmond when it fell to the Union Army, 3 April, 1865, are 240 x 235mm. and 240 x 80 mm., both frayed at edges,  made from woven cotton.” Lot 174. Estimate: $4000. - $6000.; 3. Copy of notarized letter of Basil A. Panagopulos, President, Alexander Autographs, Inc., June 17, 1999 certifying that “the attached section of white cloth was purchased by us at Christie’s, New York, on June 9, 1999, detailing aforementioned provenance, and ending: “We guarantee this historic relic to be completely authentic...” A great display piece...[11845]....$795.00





ROBERTS, ORAN M. Gov. of Texas (1879-1883). Inaugurated "Pay as you Go" policy to end a state government deficit. His two terms were distinguished for educational legislation. An act provided for a University of Texas pursuant to a Constitutional Mandate. ADS, 7.5" x 6", on lined gray paper: "Headquarters, 11th 4703.jpg (127231 bytes) Texas Infantry, Camp Clough, July 16, 1862, Special Order #55. Provides that Lt. Col. James H. Jones, Capt. Milton Mast, and Capt. Thos. Smith are appointed as a Board of Administration" for the 11th Texas regiment. Boldly signed as Colonel. Nice Texana item...... ...................[4703].......$175.00



(SCOTT, WINFIELD. (1786-1866). Union General. Hero of War of 1812. Gen in Chief, U.S. Army (1841-61); commander in Mexican War. Captured 9511.jpg (10461 bytes)Vera Cruz, etc. and occupied Mexico City. Lieutenant Gen. (1852); Whig candidate for President; defeated by Franklin Pierce. ALS, 4to, in full: "N. York, March 26, 1835. Sir: I have this day received form the Treasurer a Warrant No. 568, on the Bank of America for three thousand dollars in part compensation for preparing and publishing a work on Tactics. With great respect, I remain, Sir, Yr. most obt. servt. Winfield Scott."................ [9511]........$495.00








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