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Autograph, General Clark S. Edwards

Colonel of the 5th Maine Infantry

Commander of the regiment during the battle of Gettysburg!

War Date Autograph Cover Signed


(1824-1903) Edwards was 37 years old when the news of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter reached the small town of Bethel, Maine. He was high on a ladder shingling his roof and he immediately climbed down, obtained permission from the appropriate authorities to form a company of volunteers, and set out to gather recruits from Bethel and the surrounding towns. This group of men became Company I, of...  

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1862 Civil War Cover Postmarked at New Orleans, Louisiana

Civil War envelope addressed to Mrs. Davis B. Stacey, Chester, Delaware Co., Pa., C.D.S., New Orleans, La., Sep. 19, 1862, with 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp with bulls eye cancellation. Very fine.
 

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1863 Civil War Cover Postmarked at New Orleans, Louisiana

Civil War envelope addressed to Mr. Samuel E. Bacon, Strafford, Vermont, Orange County. C.D.S., New Orleans, La., Jul. 8, 1863, with 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp with bulls eye cancellation. Very fine.  

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Civil War Cover Addressed to the Care of Major General Ord

Civil War envelope addressed to Mr. William Fay "At" Head Quarters of Maj. Genl. Ord, Dept. of the James, Va. C.D.S., Mar. 1, New York, with 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp. Very fine.

Union General Edward O.C. Ord: (1818-1883) 1839 graduate of West Point. In 1859, he participated in the expedition which suppressed John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. He was severely wounded at Corinth, Mississippi, in 1862, fought in the Vicksburg campaign, and subsequently had commands in Louisiana and in the Shenandoah Valley. In the...  

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War Date N.Y. Surgeon's Envelope Sent From New Orleans, La.

C.D.S., New Orleans, La., Feb. 21, 1863. The large black stamped "3" at the center indicates that 3 cents postage was due on the mailing of this envelope. Docketed at left edge, "Soldier's Letter, A.J. Willets, Surgeon, 176th Regt. N.Y. Vol." Addressed to, "George Leacole, care of Thaddeus Davids & Co., 127 William St., New York." Edge wear. Fine war date cover sent by a New York surgeon from New Orleans, Louisiana.

WBTS Trivia: The 176th New York Infantry Volunteers were known as the "Ironsides"...  

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Civil War Envelope With Portsmouth, Virginia Postmark

Addressed in ink to Miss Ruth Bradley, Meredith, Deleware Co., N.Y., with blue military postmark, Portsmouth, Va., Oct. 17, with 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp which has been cancelled. Very fine war period example that no doubt once contained a soldier's letter.  

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Franked Cover From V.M.I. Cadet Legh Wilber Reid

Served as a Confederate officer during the War Between the States being twice wounded, one resulting in the amputation of his leg!

Legh Wilber Reid, was born near Brentsville, Va., on April 15, 1833. He graduated #2 in the Virginia Military Institute class of 1858, thus one of his professors would have been Thomas J. Jackson, soon to be immortalized as "Stonewall" Jackson. A civil engineer by occupation, Reid was General Superintendent of the Great Kanawha Coal & Oil Co. Upon the outbreak of the War Between the States, he was...  

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Rutherford B. Hayes Personal Imprinted Cover Addressed In His Hand

Civil War General and 19th President of the United States


(1822-93) A lawyer by profession, he practiced in Cincinnati where he became successful in both law and local politics. When the Civil War broke out, he made patriotic speeches and helped to recruit the 23rd Ohio Infantry becoming their major in June 1861. He was severely wounded at South Mountain, Md., where he led a charge, helped to capture Confederate General John Hunt Morgan during his raid into Ohio, led his brigade in storming strongly held Confederate...  

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Imprinted Engineer Department Cover

Franked by Major John D. Kurtz, U.S. Engineers

John D. Kurtz, was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy from the District of Columbia, and graduated #4 in the class of 1842. Commissioned 2nd lieutenant, engineers, July 1, 1842; worked on the fortifications at Charleston Harbor, 1842-51; served as assistant to the chief engineer, Washington, D.C., 1852-56; 1st lieutenant, Mar. 3, 1853; captain, July 1, 1856; major, Mar. 3, 1863; brevet lieutenant colonel and colonel Mar. 13, 1865, for faithful and meritorious service in the engineer dept....  

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Gettysburg 141st Anniversary Cover, General James Longstreet

6 1/2 x 3 1/2, commemorative envelope with beautiful illustration of Confederate General James Longstreet. Has a printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. C.D.S., Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 2004, stamped GETTYSBURG 141st Anniversary Station, with 37 cents Liberty holding American flag postage stamp. Excellent.  

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Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War Centennial First Day Cover

Used, 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 envelope, with full color battle vignette of Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg. 1863 * Centennial * 1963. Official First Day Cover. Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, Gettysburg, Pa. C.D.S., Jul. 1, 1963, Gettysburg, Pa., with 5 cents Battle of Gettysburg postage stamp, stamped First Day Of Issue. Back flap has a tear in it but since the flap is sealed closed it only shows as a jagged line. This does not affect the front of the envelope. Displays nicely. Desirable Battle of Gettysburg Centennial souvenir.  

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Gettysburg 141st Anniversary Cover, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain

6 1/2 x 3 1/2, commemorative envelope with illustration of Gettysburg hero, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain, of the 20th Maine Infantry. Has a printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. C.D.S., Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 2004, stamped GETTYSBURG 141st Anniversary Station, with 37 cents Purple Heart postage stamp. Excellent.  

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