Lot #305
Wade Hampton

Wade Hampton commissions a gun for four regiments
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Estimate: $800+


Wade Hampton commissions a gun for four regiments

Confederate military officer and politician (1818-1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee's Chief of Cavalry following Stuart's death on the battlefield. Civil War-dated ALS, one page, 8 x 9, October 24, 1863. Letter to Governor Milledge Luke Bonham of South Carolina, concerning a special gun to be made by noted gunsmith William Glaze of the Palmetto Armory. In part: "I will pay for the new gun & Glaze says he can finish it in four weeks. I am anxious to take one with me, so that I may have others made in Richmond & that I may also give the gun a fair trial. Our experiment with it the other day was eminently successful & I think it will prove a very valuable arm. Four of them however are quite enough for four Regiments." In very good to fine condition, with light overall wrinkling, and toning to the extreme edges.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #580 - Ended April 08, 2020

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