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GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-85) 18th U.S. President - 1869-77; Union Lieutenant General during the American Civil War; Acting U.S. Secretary of War – 1867-68; Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army – 1864-69

# 8308

Civil War-Date Signature, “U.S. Grant, Maj[or] G[e]n[eral],” on a lightly toned 1” x 3 ¾” slip of paper; from the reverse of a military telegram and also dated by Grant, “Nov[ember] 1st [18]63.”

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GRIERSON, BENJAMIN H. (1826-1911) Union Major General – Illinois

# 8309

Grierson led the cavalry raid which began in La Grange, Tennessee on April 17, 1863 and concluded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 2.  It was a highly successful action designed to disrupt Confederate supply lines in the rear of Vicksburg.  After the war, Grierson was stationed in the Southwest. 

Civil War-Date Signature, with rank, “B.H. Grierson, Brig[adier] Gen[era]l,” on a ¾” x 2 ½” slip of paper, affixed to larger card stock. 

Lightly toned, with minor staining.

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HAMLIN, HANNIBAL (1809-91)

# 6945

U.S. Vice President - 1861-65; Governor & U.S. Senator - Maine

Signature, “H. Hamlin, Maine,” on a 2 ¾” x 4 ¾” portion of a lightly toned album page.

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HAMLIN, HANNIBAL (1809-91)

# 7001

U.S. Vice President - 1861-65; Governor & U.S. Senator - Maine

Signed Card, 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”, with a full signature, Hannibal Hamlin, Bangor, Ap[ri]l 18, 1891,” from Hamlin’s home in Maine, less than three months before his death.

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HAMMOND, JOHN (1827-89)

# 7236

Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 5th New York Cavalry; U.S. Congressman – New York - 1879-83

Civil War-Date Endorsement Signed – as Major of the Fifth New York Cavalry

War-Date Endorsement Signed, on a lightly toned 2 ¼” x 3” slip of paper, removed from a larger document.

“H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs 5th N.Y. Cavalry, n[ea]r Hartwood Ch[urch, Va., Sept[ember] 6, 1863. Approved recommended and respectfully forwarded. J. Hammond, Major Com[man]d[in]g.”

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HANCOCK, WINFIELD SCOTT (1824-86) Union Major General – Pennsylvania; Democratic Presidential Candidate - 1880

# 8311

An 1844 graduate of West Point, Hancock fought in the Mexican and Seminole Wars.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers and served from the Peninsula and Maryland campaigns through Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Virginia battles in the spring of 1864.  He became involved in politics after the war, running for the presidency against Garfield in 1880.

Signed Card, 2” x 4”, “Winfd. S. Hancock.”

Lightly and evenly toned, with a few small stains; old mounting remnants on the reverse.

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HARTRANFT, JOHN F. (1830-89) Union Brigadier General – Pennsylvania; Governor of Pennsylvania – 1873-79

# 8313

For remaining on duty when his early-war unit, the Fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, refused to serve on the eve of the Battle of First Bull Run after the expiration of their term of service, Hartranft was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  He subsequently served with Burnside in North Carolina and lead the 9th Corps from Spotsylvania through the war’s end.  Hartranft was appointed special provost marshal during the trial and execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators and served a term as post-war governor of Pennsylvania. 

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”, partly printed, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1866, “J.B. Hartranft,” as Pennsylvania auditor general, directing the payment of a pension to “…William Leffel of Berks Co[unty], a soldier of the war of 1812…” 

Lightly and evenly toned, with two horizontal folds and three cross-cut cancellations, with minimal loss of paper, all well away from the signature.

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HAY, JOHN M. (1838-1905)

# 6880

Personal Secretary of Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Secretary of State - 1898-1905 – McKinley & Roosevelt Administrations

Hay became a friend of Lincoln while studying law in Springfield, Illinois and accompanied him to Washington to become one of his personal secretaries. After the war, Hay and Nicolay wrote their biography of Lincoln, and Hay served as Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt from 1898 through 1905.

Signed Card, 2 ½” x 4 ¼”, “John Hay.”

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HAY, JOHN M. (1838-1905)

# 6946

Personal Secretary of Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Secretary of State - 1898-1905 – McKinley & Roosevelt Administrations

Hay became a friend of Lincoln while studying law in Springfield, Illinois, and accompanied him to Washington to become one of his personal secretaries. After the war, Hay and Nicolay wrote their biography of Lincoln, and Hay served as Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt from 1898 through 1905.

Signed Card, 2 ½” x 4”, “John Hay.”

Pristine, both front and reverse.

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HAY, JOHN M. (1838-1905)

# 6714

Personal Secretary of Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Secretary of State - 1898-1905 – McKinley & Roosevelt Administrations

Hay became a friend of Lincoln while studying law in Springfield, Illinois and accompanied him to Washington to become one of his personal secretaries. After the war, Hay and Nicolay wrote their biography of Lincoln, and Hay served as Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt from 1898 through 1905.

Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, on the first and third leaves of a 5 ¼” x 8” letter-sheet. Addressing former Union General Frederick Tracy Dent, brother-in-law and secretary of President Ulysses S. Grant, Hay seeks the help of the President in securing his brother’s advancement in the military.

New York, August 31 [no year]. My Dear General Dent, Enclosed you will find the note to the President which you suggested I should write. My brother Lieutenant Leonard Hay is Adjutant of the 9th Infantry. He likes the service and desires to remain in it. I know him to be a very efficient and valuable officer and if you can do anything to promote his wishes, I am sure it will be to the advantage of the service, and will lay me under great personal obligations. I am very faithfully yours, John Hay. P.S. My address will be for the present ‘Republican Office, Chicago’ where I am always at your disposition.”

Beneath Hay’s closing and signature, General Dent has written and initialed a biographical notation of Hay, in pencil, “Private Sec[retary] of President Lincoln and author of Jim Beldsoe & little breeches. F.T.D.”

The letter-sheet bears the usual light toning, and there is weakness and clean separation, with no loss of paper, at the edges of two horizontal folds. The text of the letter is unaffected by a three-quarter inch area of paper loss in the upper margin of the second page.

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HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-93)

# 6859

Nineteenth U.S. President - 1877-81; Union Brigadier General - Ohio

Signature, with date and sentiment, “…1st Sept[ember] 1867. Sincerely, R.B. Hayes,” on a 5” x 5 ½” sheet of lined paper, for “Wm. A. Baker, Auburn, N.Y.

The sheet is lightly and evenly toned, with minor show-through from old glue staining on the reverse, and there are two horizontal folds.

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HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-93)

# 7554

Nineteenth U.S. President - 1877-81; Union Brigadier General - Ohio

Signed Card, 2 ¼” x 3 ¾”, with a desirable full signature, “Rutherford B. Hayes.” On the reverse is the notation “2-28-[18]91, R.B. Hayes,” presumably in the hand of the collector who obtained the autograph.

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

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HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-93)

# 7654

Nineteenth U.S. President - 1877-81; Governor of Ohio – 1868-72 & 1876-77; Union Brigadier General - Ohio

Document Signed, 7 ¾” x 10”, as U.S. President, a partly printed “affix the seal” document.


“I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of John B. Martin, dated this day and signed by me; and for so doing this shall be his warrant. R.B. Hayes. Washington, 9th Aug[u]st, 1877.”
In excellent condition overall, the document is lightly and evenly toned, with two horizontal folds.

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HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-93) Nineteenth U.S. President - 1877-81; Union Brigadier General - Ohio

# 8314

Signature, with sentiment, place, and date, “With best wishes, Sincerely, R.B. Hayes, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, O[hio], 10 M[ar]ch, 1884,” on a 4 ½” x 7” sheet.

Evenly toned, with light, scattered foxing and a horizontal fold at the center.

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HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL, JR. (1841-1935)

# 6786

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice– 1902-32; Civil War Union Captain – 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Autograph Letter Signed, 5” x 6 ½”, to “Mrs. Carl C. Wheaton.” As U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, Holmes cordially complies with an autograph request, signing in full at the conclusion.

Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, September 5, 1930. My dear Mrs. Wheaton, Presence here will prevent my accepting your kind offer to show me your autograph book, but it gives me pleasure to comply with your slight request that I add to it and join so distinguished a company. Very Truly Yours, Oliver Wendell Holmes.”

The letter is lightly and evenly toned, with a few unobtrusive stains and a horizontal fold at the center.

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HOOKER, JOSEPH (1814-79) Union Major General - Massachusetts

# 8315

Hooker served in the East from the Seven Days through Chancellorsville, where he led the Army of the Potomac to defeat at the hands of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. 

Signature, with rank, “Joseph Hooker, Maj[or] Gen[era]l,” on a 2 ¼” x 4” slip of lined paper.

Excellent, with light, even toning.

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HUNTER, DAVID (1802-86) Union Major General

# 8316

A political appointee, Hunter served with little note at First Manassas, Secessionville, and the Piedmont.  He is most remembered for burning Virginia Military Institute in 1864 and presiding at the Lincoln assassination trial. 

Signature, with rank, “D. Hunter, Maj[or] Gen[eral],” on a 2 ¼” x 5” portion of an album page.

Lightly and evenly toned.

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HUNTER, MORTON C. (1825-96)

# 7240

Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 82nd Indiana Infantry

Signature, as U.S. Congressman from Indiana, “Morton C. Hunter, Bloomington, Indiana,” on a 2 ½” x 6” portion of an album page.

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HURLBUT, WILBERFORCE LOVEJOY (1841-64) Union Captain – Fifth Michigan Infantry; Wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864

# 8606

Son of abolitionist minister Thaddeus Beman Hurlbut; Named for British abolitionist William Wilberforce and Elijah P. Lovejoy, his father’s friend and business partner, murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois on November 7, 1837

Original Steel Engraving, 7 ¾” x 10 ½” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 3 ¼” x 3 ¾” image of Hurlbut in military uniform, imprinted “Eng[raved] by H.B. Hall & Sons, 52 Fulton St., N.Y.”  From a biographical work, published in 1876.

Pristine.

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JONES, SAMUEL J. (1836-?) Union Surgeon on the USS Minnesota, the flagship of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, during the Battle between the Monitor & Merrimack; Notable physician in Chicago, Illinois after the American Civil War

# 8908

Original Steel Engraving, 7 ¾” x 10 ½” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 3 ½” x 3 ½” image, imprinted “Eng[rave]d by H.B. Hall & Sons, 13 Barclay St., N.Y.”  From a biographical work, published in 1876.

Lightly and evenly toned, with inconsequential staining and a few light creases, mostly near the edges.

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