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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Confederate and Civil War: Autographs and Documents

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 174, Confederate and Civil War: Autographs and DocumentsMontgomery Blair, Montgomery BlairMontgomery Blair. Postmaster General under President Lincoln, 11-page autograph letter signed "M Blair, Washington July 2, 1861" to Senator Henry Wilson (later Vice President), Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, fascinating contents discuss the case of Lt. Col. William Emory who had resigned his Army commission and wished to be reinstated so as to not be confused with officers who had resigned to join the Confederacy, absolutely fresh and pristine, Very Fine, accompanied by a separate signed letter from Emory dated June 18, 1861, Emory was reinstated and rose to the rank of major general, commanding the XIX Corps

E. 500-750
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 175, Confederate and Civil War: Autographs and DocumentsJames Johnston Pettigrew, James Johnston PettigrewJames Johnston Pettigrew. Folded letter with red "Washington D.C. Feb. 7" (1842) circular datestamp and matching "10" due handstamp, addressed to E. Pettigrew Esq. and signed "J. Johnston Pettigrew", one leaf of the letter sheet has been removed but the signature panel is complete as is the cover and all its flaps, Very Fine, Pettigrew was one of the most learned and distinguished individuals to serve the Confederacy as a general and was one of three division commanders involved in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, he was killed a few days after the battle during the retreat of the Army of Northern Virginia, so post-war signatures are not available

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 176, Confederate and Civil War: Autographs and DocumentsWilliam Tecumseh Sherman, William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman. Free frank "W. T. Sherman General" on "Headquarters Army of the United States, Official Business" imprint cover to New York, "Washington D.C. Free Mar. 20" circular datestamp, Very Fine, Sherman served as Commanding General of the Army from 1869-83 and as such was responsible for the conduct of the Indian Wars

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 177, Confederate and Civil War: Autographs and DocumentsReport of the Postmaster General to the President (C.S.A.) April 29, 1861, Report of the Postmaster General to the President (C.S.A.) April 29, 1861Report of the Postmaster General to the President (C.S.A.) April 29, 1861. 44-page printed report from John H. Reagan, Postmaster General to President Jefferson Davis on the condition and initial operations of the Post Office Department, purple "Records Division War Department, Rebel Archives" handstamp at top, Very Fine and scarce document, Reagan was one of the ablest government figures in the Confederacy and was widely respected for his leadership of the Post Office Department during the War

E. 200-300
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