General Corbin's Collection of James A. Garfield Items,

lot includes personal items relating to Garfield that were owned by Corbin, including a CDV of General Garfield in the Civil War, a presidential campaign CDV bust portrait of Garfield, a memorial cabinet card with the same portrait, a cabinet card portrait of Mrs. Garfield with imprint of Pell, a red silk campaign ribbon, 2" x 4", a GAR memorial silk ribbon for Garfield from Lockwood Post, 1.75" x 6", a gold on black memorial silk ribbon, 2" x 6", a chromolithographed advertising trade card, dated 1891 from Wells Brothers Shoes, Canton, Ohio, 3" x 4.5", a chromo trading card from U.S. Presidential Collectors Series No. 23, 2.5" x 3.75", rectangular glass campaign paper weight with photogravures of Garfield, log cabin and more, 2.5" x 4", anonymous cast bronze bust of Garfield, 3.75" high, a silvered bronze two-part pinback medal dated 1908 with Garfield Monument, 3" long, a holed brass jugate campaign token with busts of Garfield and Arthur, reverse with U.S. shield with UNION and both names, 0.8" diameter, oversized cover and lithographed invitation to Memorial Service of James Abram Garfield, signed by Senator John Sherman and Representative William McKinley, each with black border, 6" x 9.75", autographed letterhead from War Department Adjutant General's Office, Washington with ink inscription Very Truly H.C. Corbin Adj. Gen. U.S.A. April 20, 4.8" x 7.8", a 4.75" x 6.75" scrap of paper with inked portrait of uniformed General Corbin with his autograph and date of Sept. 10, 1898, and three books and one periodical all dealing with Garfield and related topics.

Mr. Corbin was involved with the 24th Infantry during the Indian War period. General Corbin was one of the highest regarded officials to President McKinley on the daily affairs of the Spanish American War. (See Gun Report, Dec. 1999: 26-29.)

H.C. Corbin was a major in the Civil War in charge of the 14th U.S. Colored Infantry. At Grant's funeral he oversaw the 70,000 soldiers in attendance. He was a secretary to the Sitting Bull commission. He had various meetings with the Nez Perce Indians. He was with President Garfield at the train station in Washington, D.C., when the President was shot. He was also at President Garfield's bedside at the time of his actual death.

Condition:Most paper and photographs either with light to moderate toning and or foxing, glass and medals are fine, bronze is VG+

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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