Monthly Auction Open For Bidding
Auction Ends February 11
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of February 11 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
358   Ohio Infantry Discharge  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.

#358 - Ohio Infantry Discharge

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Description  

Partly-printed DS, one page, 11.25 x 9, September 1862. A discharge certificate featuring engraved images of General Lew Wallace and Governor David Tod of Ohio bearing facsimile signatures of Charles W. Hill and Malcolm McDonnell. In part: “Our Southern Border was menaced by the enemies of our Union. David Tod, Governor of Ohio called on the Minute Men of the State and the ‘Squirrel Hunters’ came by thousands to the rescue. You, Hugh McQuiston, were one of them and this is your Honorable Discharge.” Significant overall dampstaining and toning, several tape-repaired tears, and chipping to edges, otherwise very good condition. The ‘Squirrel Hunters’ were a ragtag militia assembled to fend off Confederate forces when they threatened to capture Cincinnati in the fall of 1862. Despite no official training or standard-issue weaponry, they were commended as able marksmen who ‘never had to shoot at the same squirrel twice.’


back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 446 is due by Monday, February 23rd unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.