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Item 175 - Confederate Leaders Catalog 578 (Mar 2020)

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Sold Price: $6,247.50 (includes buyer's premium)

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Substantial collection of more than 60 items signed by figures associated with the Confederate States of America, including members of the Confederate States government, the Confederate States Congress, state governments, and signers of secession ordinances.

Highlights include: James Patton Anderson (signature), Thomas S. Bocock (signature), William Waters Boyce (ALS), John C. Breckinridge (signature), Walker Brooke (signature), Martin Jenkins Crawford (ALS), George Davis (ALS), W. P. Harris (signature), John Hemphill (signature), Robert M. T. Hunter (ALS), Robert M. T. Hunter (free frank), Laurence M. Keitt (signature), Stephen R. Mallory (DS), John L. Manning (ADS), Christopher Memminger (DS and LS), John Henninger Reagan (SP), James A. Seddon (ANS), John Gill Shorter (DS), Alexander H. Stephens (two ADSs, ANS, and check), Robert Toombs (ALS, free frank, and signed CDV), George Trenholm (ADS), LeRoy Pope Walker (ALS), and Thomas H. Watts (AES).

Other items include a variety of formats—documents, letters, and signatures—of members of the various states' secession conventions, many of them quite obscure. These names include:

South Carolina: Samuel Atkinson, Lewis Malone Ayer, James Parson Carroll, W. Vernnean Finley, Thomas Worth Glover, Robert N. Gourdin, W. W. Harllee, W. F. Hutson, John A. Inglis, Joseph B. Kershaw, Andrew Gordon Magrath, Edward McCrady, Henry McIver, James L. Orr, Joseph Daniel Pope, Francis J. Porcher, B. H. Rutledge, E. M. Seabrook, William Pinkney Shingler, Richard F. Simpson, Thomas Y. Simons, C. P. Sullivan, Theodore D. Wagner, and W. D. Watts.

Virginia: Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett.

Alabama: Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, John Tyler Morgan, and Edmund W. Pettus.

North Carolina: Kemp P. Battle, M. P. Gentry, John Adams Gilmer, Richard C. Puryear, Alfred Moore Scales, and Walter Steele

Mississippi: James L. Alcorn, James Ronald Chalmers, and James Z. George.

Georgia: Benjamin H. Hill and Alfred Iverson.

Other ephemera includes: three carte-de-visites of cartoons about Jefferson Davis; a five-dollar Confederate banknote; and an 1861 Confederate election ticket for Davis and Stephens. In overall very good to fine condition. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

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