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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — Kentucky Historical Ephemera

Cat./Est. Value
Beriah Magoffin. Governor of Kentucky, Dec. 27, 1860, printed proclamation (unsigned, with official seal) convening special session of legislature on Jan. 17, 1861, to consider the situation in Kentucky, Very Fine

E. 200-300
[John Hunt Morgan]. Broadside, 6-1/4 x 9-3/4 in., datelined Irvine Ky. Sept. 22, 1862: "PROCLAMATION!" addressed to "the people of Estill and adjoining counties" with a series of polite warnings and ending with this threat:

"If any of our men are fired on while passing through the country, I will lay waste the entire surrounding neighborhood. By order of GEN. J.H. MORGAN. R.A. ALSTON. A.A. Genr'l."

Sheet with no folds and the white paper remarkably bright throughout, for the sake of complete accuracy we note only a 22mm sealed tear at left, far from text, still a beautifully preserved piece, Very Fine, rare in any condition

E. 1,000-1,500
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Military Pass, Oath of Allegiance. Two partly-printed documents issued to Benjamin Burch, a known Confederate sympathizer, pass dated Aug. 1, 1864, folds and toning, also a letter from Confederate captain at Camp White to Burch

E. 100-150
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Kentucky General Orders. Three: "Important General Order, Head-Quarters District of Kentucky, Louisville, July 25th, 1863", printed order from Brig. Gen. Boyle concerning seizure of property belonging to "Sympathizers with the Rebellion", folds and wrinkles; G.O. No. 17, Sep. 22, 1862, from Maj. Gen. Nelson to soldiers warning of impending attack (Nelson killed Sep. 29, 1862), with collateral material; G.O. No. 120, HQ Dept. of Ohio, Jul. 31, 1863, from Lewis Richmond AAG declaring martial law after Kirby Smith's invasion of Eastern Kentucky, mended tear

E. 100-150
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