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[CIVIL WAR]. A group of 3 items associated with the Surrender of New Orleans.

BELL, Henry Haywood (1808-1868), Rear Admiral. Aboard U.S. Ship Pensacola, off New Orleans, 17 Nov. 1863. 1p. Appointing Henry Giraud Acting Master's Mate in the U.S. Navy, pending approval of the Secretary of the Navy. When New Orleans fell, Farragut appointed him to raise the American flag over the courthouse. To do this Bell also had to take down the state flag. He signed his name with "Comdg. W.G.B.S. pro tem." (Commanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron temporarily)

BAILEY, Theodorus (1808-1877), Capt. U.S.N. CDV with backmark of J. Gurney & Son, New York. Captain Bailey accepted the surrender of New Orleans. (clipped corners) A "lifer" in the Navy, Bailey first went to sea as a midshipman at the age of 12.

LOVELL, Mansfield (1822-1884). Printed General Order No. 152, Richmond, 24 Nov. 1863. 3pp. Results of the court of inquiry regarding Lovell's loss of New Orleans. The court decided that with just a few exceptions, Lovell did all he could to hold the city, but circumstances were stacked against him, for example, 1. "...his ability to hold that line against such an attack was greatly impaired by the withdrawal from him, by superior authority, of nearly all his effective troops." With Confederate States of America cover addressed by Lovell to his wife.

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$175
04/09/2021

 

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