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Miscellaneous Lot of Civil War Ephemera, Incl. Ribbons, Imprints, and Signatures of Union Generals

Lot of 13, includes:

Converse, Julius (1798-1885). 34th Governor of Vermont. ALS, 1p, 7.5 x 10.5 in., Woodstock, VT. August 27, 1873. Addressed to Union Major General James S. Negley. Converse expresses his gratefulness to General Negley for inviting him to his city, along with his hopefulness that previous engagements do not prevent him from accepting. Letter written on "State of Vermont / Executive Chamber" stationery. 

Clipped signatures of Union Major Generals Joseph J. Reynolds (1822-1899) and Edwin V. Sumner (1797-1863).

Confederate Veterans ribbon, 2.375 x 7.625 in., with "R. E. Lee / Camp, No. 1 / C. V. / Richmond, Va." printed in gold at top, Confederate and Virginia State flags at center, with "Sic Semper Tyrannis" printed just below along with Virginia state seal illustration. Bottom of ribbon reads, "Nashville, Tenn. / June 14-16, 1904." Ribbon retains pin and Whitehead & Hoag Co. label on verso.

Confederate Veterans of Virginia ribbon, 2.5 x 6.75 in., with "26th Annual Reunion / Grand Camp / Confederate Veterans of Virginia" printed in navy blue at top, a Confederate flag at center, and "Roanoke, Va. / Sept. 17-19 / 1913" printed at bottom. 

Union League Club of Brooklyn "Guest" ribbon, 2.25 x 6 in., reading, from top to bottom, "Union League / Club / Of Brooklyn / Unveiling / Equestrian Statue / Of / Gen. Grant. / April 25th, 1896. / Guest."

ALS by "Jasper," likely of the 3rd Vermont Regiment, Company "E," 4pp, 5 x 8 in., "Camp Griffin." Dated November 7, 1861. Addressed to his "Kind and Affectionate Sister Jade." Letter written on patriotic "The Flag of Liberty" stationery. Letter contains typical family correspondence content including references to Biblical verses, expressed happiness with receiving word from home and desire to receive more, etc. "Jasper" also promises to send his sister a photograph of himself once he receives her ambrotype. 

Patriotic imprint, 5 x 8 in., featuring lyrics of the song, "Sinking of the Pirate Alabama," written by Silas S. Steele, Esq. Copyrighted 1864 by J. Magee, Philadelphia, PA. Pamphlet markets the tune as a "New Patriotic and Comic Song," sang to the tune of "Teddy the Tiler," or "Cannibal Islands." 

Two Duke's Cigarettes booklets highlighting the histories of Major Generals Oliver O. Howard (1830-1909) and Henry W. Halleck (1815-1872).

Approx. 0.75 in. impression of Abraham Lincoln's Presidential Seal made in wax. Adhered to printed card with profile of Lincoln and text reading, "An Impression from Abraham Lincoln's Presidential Seal / From the Justin G. Turner Collection of Lincolniana Displayed at the / Abraham Lincoln Museum.

Battle map of Gettysburg by Julius Bien & Co., 16.25 x 17.5 in., "Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.-Second Day. / Position of Troops at the commencement of the Battle. / Attack of Hood's Division on Ward's Brigade, at 4 P. M." Showing Union positions in navy blue and Confederate positions in red. Paper map affixed to fabric backing, with separations in paper along numerous creases, fraying at edges, and spots of adhesive residue at top. Stamped with collection/item number on verso.

Cover postmarked June 1, 1861, in Chambersburg, PA with three cent postage stamp affixed at upper right corner. Addressed to Miss Sallie E. Sleeper of Burlington, New Jersey, and inscribed "In Haste" along left edge. Cover with surface soil and general wear. 


Items in lot with varying degrees of wear, most if not all including greater or lesser degrees of soiling, discoloration, and minor rips/tears. See high-res photographs. 

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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