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Lot #370
Daniel E. Sickles

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Controversial and colorful American politician and military officer (1819–1914). After discovering his young wife was having an affair, Sickles shot the man, the son of Francis Scott Key, and managed to secure an acquittal with the then-novel defense of temporary insanity. During the Civil War, Sickles served as a general and lost his leg in a famous incident at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, Sickles served as Minister to Spain and as a U.S. Representative. Bank check, 8.25 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Sickles, payable to Chandler & Reid for $16.00, March 26, 1884. Mild soiling, usual cut and punch cancellations (away from signature) and faint blot to one letter of signature, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008