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SICKLES, DANIEL E. (1819-1914)

# 5943

Union Major General - New York; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the Battle of Gettysburg

Sickles lost a leg and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as a result of his action in the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.

Typed Letter Signed, 8” x 11”, to Isaac P. Gragg, a Union veteran who saw Civil War service with the 1st and 61st Massachusetts Volunteers, accepting an invitation to attend a ceremony dedicating a statue of Union General Joseph Hooker.

“23 Fifth Ave., New York, May 19, 1903. Capt. Isaac P. Gragg, Secretary, etc, Room 453, State House, Boston. Captain: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an invitation, conveyed by you in behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to attend the dedication of an Equestrian Statue to Major General Joseph Hooker, on Thursday, June 25th, proximo. I have much satisfaction in accepting this invitation and expect to be present on that interesting occasion. Very sincerely yours, D.E. Sickles.”

Lightly and evenly toned, with a few stains and the usual folds.

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SICKLES, DANIEL E. (1819-1914)

# 6927

Union Major General - New York; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the Battle of Gettysburg

Sickles lost a leg and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as a result of his action in the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.

Signature, with rank and date, “Autograph of D.E. Sickles, Maj[or] Gen]era]l U.S. Army, New York, Jan[uar]y 11, [18]90,” on a 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” slip of paper.

Lightly and evenly toned, with a vertical fold at the center.

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SMITH, CALEB BLOOD (1808-1864)

# 6952

U.S. Interior Secretary – 1861-63

Signature, “Caleb B. Smith,” on a 1 ¼” x 4” slip of paper.

Lightly and evenly toned, with old glue staining on the reverse.

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SPEED, JAMES (1812-87)

# 6953

U.S. Attorney General – 1864-66

Signed Card, 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”, “James Speed.”

Lightly and evenly toned, with minor bleeding of ink at the conclusion of the signature.

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SPINNER, FRANCIS E. (1802-90)

# 6954

U.S. Treasurer - 1861-75; U.S. Congressman – New York – 1855-61

Signature, as U.S. Congressman, “F.E. Spinner, M[ember] C[ongress],” on a 1” x 3” slip of paper.

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STANTON, EDWIN M. (1814-69)

# 6955

U.S. Secretary of War – 1862-68

Signature, with the closing in another hand, Yours truly, Edwin M. Stanton,” on a 1 ¼” x 3 ½” slip of paper, removed from a letter.

Lightly and evenly toned, with old glue staining on the reverse.

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STANTON, EDWIN M. (1814-69)

# 7042

U.S. Secretary of War – 1862-68

President Lincoln Appoints Henry Larcom Abott a Brevet Brigadier General

War-Date Document Signed, 8” x 10,” as Secretary of War, Washington, December 2, 1864, “E.M. Stanton,” a partly printed War Department letter informing 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Colonel Henry Larcom Abbott that he has been appointed to the rank of brevet brigadier general by President Lincoln, “…for gallant and distinguished services in the operations before Richmond and especially in the lines before Petersburg,” to rank from August 1, 1864.

A manuscript notation in the lower margin directs this letter through Army of the Potomac Commanding General George G. Meade.

Condition is very good, with light toning and the usual horizontal folds.

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TRUMBULL, LYMAN (1813-96)

# 6977

U.S. Senator - Illinois - 1855-73; Co-authored the Thirteenth Amendment – Prohibiting Slavery in the United States

Signed Card, 2” x 3 ½”, as U.S. Senator from Illinois, Lyman Trumbull, Ill[inois].”

The card is lightly and evenly toned, with old mounting remnants on the reverse.

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TYNDALE, HECTOR (1821-80)

# 7038

Union Brigadier General - Pennsylvania; Returned the Body of John Brown for Burial after His Execution

At the request of his Quaker mother, Tyndale turned down an appointment to West Point to enter his father’s ceramics business. He escorted Mrs. John Brown to visit her imprisoned husband on the night before his execution, and on the trip returning his body for burial in North Elba, New York. Twice wounded, having three horses shot from under him, and being left for dead on the field at Antietam, Tynsdale resigned due to poor health on August 26, 1864.

Signature, with the rank Tyndale held from April 9, 1863 until his resignation the following year, “Hector Tyndale, Brig. Genl. U.S. Vol[unteer]s,” on a 1 ¼” x 5 ½” slip of paper; quite possibly war-date, as Tyndale resigned well before the end of the war, and was brevetted major general of volunteers on March 13, 1865.

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WELLES, GIDEON (1802-78)

# 6958

U.S. Secretary of the Navy - 1861-69

Signature, as U.S. Navy Secretary, “Gideon Welles,” on a 1 ¾” x 3 ¼” slip of paper, removed from a letter.

Lightly and evenly toned, with a few small stains and a slightly irregular upper edge.

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WELLES, GIDEON (1802-78)

# 7051

U.S. Secretary of the Navy - 1861-69

Signature, as U.S. Navy Secretary, “Gideon Welles,” on a 1 ¼” x 3 ¾” portion of an appointment document.

Lightly and evenly toned, with a vertical crease through the signature.

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