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Autograph, General Clark S. Edwards

Colonel of the 5th Maine Infantry

Commander of the regiment during the battle of Gettysburg!

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(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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1863 Confederate Postage Stamp- Jefferson Davis

Scott #11. 10 cents, Confederate States of America, with bust of President Jefferson Davis. Printed by Archer & Daly, Richmond, Va. Unused condition.  

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Patriotic Cover, Jackass Davis and Gasconade Beauregard

Civil War patriotic envelope with spoof theme on Confederate President Jeff Davis & General P.G.T. Beauregard. Depicts the pair seated back to back and wearing dunce caps. Davis has a C.S.A. Stars and Bars flag coming out of the top of his, while Beauregard has the black skull and cross bones flag. Slogan below, "J-ackass Davis and G-asconade Beauregard backing each other. Imprint of D. Murphy's Son, 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl St., N.Y. Staining and light wear.  

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Patriotic Cover, Jeff Davis Going To War

Civil War patriotic envelope with a clever Yankee spoof illustration of Confederate President Jeff Davis with the slogan "Jeff Davis Going To War." When you view the cover normally it looks like a soldier in uniform wearing a hat, but when you turn it sideways it turns into a donkey eating leaves, with the slogan "Returning." Published by Mumford & Co., Cincinnati, O.[hio]. Light age toning.  

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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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Patriotic Cover, The Lock and Key

Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of a padlock with the word "Slavery" printed on it. The barrel of a musket with fixed bayonet is being put into the key hole of the lock. Printed just below the barrel of the rifle is "U.S. Rifled." "The Lock and Key" is printed below the illustration. A couple of small stains and some old mounting remnants on the reverse.  

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Patriotic Cover, A Rebel Attack on Pickin's

Civil War patriotic envelope with illustration of a Confederate soldier with a bone in his mouth. Caption: A rebel attack on pickin's. Imprint of S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. [Philadelphia]. This cover has a double theme. Beside the obvious reference to Confederate food or [pickin's] it also refers to the Rebel attacks on the U.S. military fort on Santa Rosa Island, Fort Pickens, Florida.

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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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Patriotic Cover, Master Jeff and his Navy

Civil War patriotic envelope with an illustration of Confederate President Jeff Davis holding a small boat with a skull and cross bones flag and a rebel flag. He is standing next to a large wooden bucket no doubt to sail his ships in. His hat has the initials "J.D." on it. Slogan below the vignette, "Master Jeff- and his Navy." Imprint of D. Murphy's Son, Print. 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Sts., N.Y. Light age toning and edge wear. Old mounting traces on the reverse.  

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Confederate Patriotic Cover, South Carolina, We Are Seven

Confederate patriotic cover with vignette of the South Carolina flag with palmetto tree and moon and slogan below, "We Are Seven." Light wear. "Necessity" cover which looks like it was made out of a piece of stationary. Very fine.  

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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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