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Unsigned book: McClellan's Own Story: The Soldiers Who Fought It, The Civilians Who Directed It, and His Relations to It and to Them. First edition. NY: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1887. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5, 678 pages. The frontispiece portrait features a facsimile signature of the general. Book condition: VG/None, with fraying at spine ends, light edgewear, bumped corners, and a page…

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First Lord of the Admiralty during the Seven Years' War (1697-1762) who undertook a circumnavigation of the globe during the War of Jenkins' Ear. Anson commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquière at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession. Manuscript DS, signed “Anson,” one page, 9.25 x 2.75, January 8, 1753.…

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Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Air Force General Hap Arnold wearing his five-star uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Maj: Albert Haney, Cordially & with best wishes, H. H. Arnold." In very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the upper right corner, and some minor paper loss in the borders.

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Four items signed by Clark: a vintage glossy 4 x 5 photo, marked "Signal Corps" on the reverse, signed in fountain pen, "Mark W. Clark, Austria—June 17, 1946"; a card with affixed Brazilian stamps honoring the Expeditionary Force, signed in fountain pen; a TLS, one page, Headquarters United States Forces in Austria letterhead, May 11, 1946, responding to an autograph request; and a TLS, one…

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French recruitment broadside headed "Gendarmerie d'Ordonnance de l'Empereur," issued by Prefect of Vaucluse Francois-Pascal Delattre, one page, 16 x 19.25, October 17, 1806. A "New Notice to Young Men," in part (translated): "The Prefect of Vaucluse hopes that he will not have made a vain appeal to the young men of the Department; he flatters himself that they will be sensible of the valu…

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Chaplain (1808-1868) of the United States House of Representatives, who gave the opening prayer at the consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, the ceremony during which Abraham Lincoln later gave the Gettysburg Address. ALS signed "T. H. Stockton," one page, 7.75 x 8.75, December 9, 1841. Handwritten letter to Rev. Luther Cox in Baltimore, in full: "Am exceedingly…

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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Douglas MacArthur,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 sheet. Handsomely matted and framed under museum glass with a photograph of his return to the Philippines to an overall size of 16.5 x 19.5. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds and light soiling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, postmarked August 4, 1952.

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Career US Army officer (1828-1864) who served as a general in the Union Army and was killed in action at the Battle of Atlanta—the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war. Sought-after ink signature, “Very respectfully, Your obt. Servt. Jas. B. McPherson, Maj. Gen'l,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.75 sheet, which is affixed to an off-white 4.75 x 7.25 album page …

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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Rickenbacker at his desk, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "With my best wishes to 'Alan Abrams,' Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and a light paperclip impression to the top edge.

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Very appealing ANS signed “W. S. Rosecrans, Bvt. Majr. Gnl, U.S.A.,” penned at the bottom a 5 x 4 letter from an autograph collector, no date. Rosecrans's brief handwritten response: "The autograph business is a tax on time, patience, and pocket." In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold.

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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” eight pages, 5.25 x 8.25, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, March 9, 1876. Lengthy letter to General Manning Ferguson Force, in part: "I will be most happy to contribute all I can to…Capt. Marigold, but the papers you ask for cannot be gotten. I had to get a hundred copies of my Field orders published by a hand press in the office at Washin…

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British soldier (1788-1855) and 1st Baron Raglan whose failure to deliver orders with sufficient clarity caused the fateful Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, December 3, 1812. Handwritten letter amidst the Peninsular War, in which the coalition of Bourbon Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom battled Napoleon's French Empire, concerning "the re…

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Revolutionary War-dated manuscript document, one page, 6.5 x 4.5, Scarsdale, NY, November 24, 1777. In part: "A Rum Return of Col: Benj'n Woodbridge Reg't of the Massachusetts Bay Volunteers for one Day consisting of three hundred and twelve men…4 gallons 3 Qts 4 gills." In very good to fine condition, with scattered small stains.

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Four items signed by Clark: a vintage glossy 4 x 5 photo, marked "Signal Corps" on the reverse, signed in fountain pen, "Mark W. Clark, Austria—June 17, 1946"; a card with affixed Brazilian stamps honoring the Expeditionary Force, signed in fountain pen; a TLS, one page, Headquarters United States Forces in Austria letterhead, May 11, 1946, responding to an autograph request; and a TLS, one…

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