space Antique Arts Home  |  Store Home  |  My Cart  |  My Orders  |  Wish List  |   Tweet  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us   

War Between the States


By Category
Click to view Confederate Autographs
Click to view Historical
Click to view Politicians & Statesmen
Click to view U.S. Naval Autographs
Click to view Union Autographs

Store Home
Browse All Items
Our Newest Additions
Our Products
Click view sub-categories AUTOGRAPHS
Click to view Confederate Autographs
Click to view Historical
Click to view Politicians & Statesmen
Click to view U.S. Naval Autographs
Click to view Union Autographs
Click to close category BOOKS
Click to view Civil War Books
Click to view Historical Books
Click to close category CIVIL WAR & HISTORICAL ART
Click to view Engravings, Lithographs, Prints, Etc.
Click to view Harper's Weekly & Frank Leslie's Prints
Click to close category CIVIL WAR BONDS
Click to view Confederate Bonds
Click to close category CIVIL WAR DOCUMENTS
Click to view Confederate Documents
Click to view Union Documents
Click to close category CIVIL WAR LETTERS
Click to view Confederate Letters
Click to view Union Letters
Click to close category CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA
Click to view Assorted
Click to view Merchant & Patriotic Tokens
Click to view Patriotic Imprints
Click to view Relics
Click to close category CIVIL WAR VETERANS
Click to view Grand Army Of The Republic
Click to view Miscellaneous
Click to view United Confederate Veterans
Click to close category CURRENCY
Click to view Confederate & Southern States Currency
Click to view United States & Northern States Currency
Click to close category HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
Click to view Assorted
Click to view Imprints
Click to view Manuscripts
Click to view The American Revolution
Click to close category MEDAL OF HONOR
Click to view Autographs
Click to view Miscellaneous
Click to view Photographs
Click to close category NEWSPAPERS
Click to view Antebellum Newspapers
Click to view Confederate Newspapers
Click to view Union Newspapers
Click to close category PHOTOGRAPHY
Click to view Autographed CDV's
Click to view Cabinet Cards
Click to view Civilian CDV'S
Click to view Confederates
Click to view Officers & Enlisted Men
Click to view Outdoor Views
Click to view Presidents, Politicians, Famous Personages
Click to view Tintypes
Click to view Union Generals
Click to view Union Naval
Click to close category PORTRAITS & HISTORICAL ART
Click to view Famous People & Historical Scenes
Click to view Prominent Americans
Click to close category POSTAL HISTORY
Click to view Abraham Lincoln Postcards
Click to view Civil War, G.A.R. & U.C.V. Postcards
Click to view Confederate Covers & Stamps
Click to view Miscellaneous Envelopes, Stamps, Etc.
Click to view Union Patriotic Covers
Click to close category PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA
Click to view Assorted
Click to close category SLAVERY & BLACK HISTORY
Click to view Documents, Engravings, Newspapers, Photos, Etc.
Order Policies
About Us
Contact Us!
Our Mailing List

Autograph, General Clark S. Edwards

Autograph, General Clark S. Edwards (Image1)
Click to zoom
      Ask a Question   Send to a Friend

Your Price: $ 50.00
Item Number: Auto4864
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.

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 the 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry, with Edwards commissioned as their captain on June 24, 1861. He rose through the ranks and was appointed colonel of the regiment, on January 8, 1863, commanding the 5th Maine Infantry from that date forward. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865, for his gallant and meritorious Civil War service record.

The 5th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry was one of the first Maine regiments to be mustered into the Union Army. They fought in many battles from 1st Bull Run to Petersburg. During the battle of Rappahannock Station the regiment is credited with capturing 4 Confederate battleflags and 1,200 prisoners. Known as one of Maine's best fighting regiments, it captured more prisoners than the entire number of men who served in the regiment, and three times the number of battle flags than any other Maine regiment. After three long years of hard fought service only 193 men were mustered out of the regiment when their term of service expired. Among their battle honors are written the names of 1st Bull Run, Gaines' Mill, 2nd Bull Run, Crampton's Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Rapidan Crossing, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

War Date Autograph Cover Signed: Docketed at the top, Soldier's Letter, and below that, Aug. 63, and at the left edge, Aug. 14/63. Addressed in the hand of Edwards to his wife, Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine, (Oxford Co.) C.D.S., Washington, D.C., Aug. 1[?], 1863. Stamped Due 6. There is also a cross written notation at the postmark, Jewett Execution.** This is a reference to the content of the letter that this envelope once contained. Light staining and edge wear.

** Thomas Jewett was a private of Co. D, 5th Maine Infantry, and a resident of Rockland, Maine at the time of his enlistment. He was court martialed for desertion at Salem Church, Virginia, was found guilty, and executed by a firing squad on August 14, 1863.

You might also like:
Autograph, General William T. Sherman

Autograph, General...
$ 350.00
Autograph, General Philip H. Sheridan

Autograph, General...
$ 250.00
Autograph, General Henry J. Hunt

Autograph, General Henry...
$ 150.00
Autograph, General Ulysses S. Grant

Autograph, General...
$ 595.00
Autograph, General Winfield S. Hancock

Autograph, General...
$ 195.00
Autograph, General Alfred Pleasanton

Autograph, General...
$ 95.00
Autograph, General Ambrose E. Burnside

Autograph, General...
$ 75.00
Autograph, General Lew Wallace

Autograph, General Lew...
$ 75.00
Autograph, General Oliver O. Howard

Autograph, General...
$ 100.00
Autograph, General Daniel E. Sickles

Autograph, General...
$ 75.00
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.

Store Home  ·  About Us  · Catalog  ·  Contact  ·  FAQ / Policies  ·  Privacy  ·  Security  ·  Antique Arts home

· Links ·  Tell a Friend About this Site!  · Join our Mailing List ·

War Between the States
PO Box 267
Lady Lake, FL 32158
Contact Us!
Updated: Tuesday, September 19 2017
1995-2017 All rights reserved.