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SCOTT, WINFIELD (1786-1866)

# 7149

Union Major General – Virginia; U.S. Army Brevet Lieutenant General for Service in the Mexican War

Scott’s Civil War role was limited to the conception of the “Anaconda Plan” for forcing the surrender of the Confederacy. Due to advanced age, he resigned from the army shortly after McClellan’s appointment to command the Army of the Potomac.

Signature, with the brevet rank Scott held from his service in the Mexican War, “Free, Winfield Scott, Lieut[enant] Genl., &c.,” on a 1 ¼” x 4” portion of an envelope front.

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SEDGWICK, JOHN (1813-64)

# 6919

Union Major General - Connecticut

A West Point graduate, veteran of the Seminole and Mexican Wars, Sedgwick served with the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula through Spotsylvania, where he was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter.

War-Date Document Signed, 3 ¾” x 8”, a manuscript pass for Lieutenant Henry J. Strait of the hard-fought 40th New York Infantry, also know as the Mozart Regiment. This early-war pass can be dated to the period before Sedgwick’s promotion to major general on July 25, 1862.

“Permission is hereby given Lieut[enant] H.J.Strait to visit Washington & Return to-day. By order of E.J. Riley, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g 40th N[ew] Y[ork] V[olunteers].  per J.H.B. Jenkins, Adj[utan]t’s Clerk. Approved, John Sedgwick, Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Vol[unteer]s.”

There is light soiling and wear, paper separation at the center intersection of the usual folds, along with minor loss of paper in the upper margin.

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SEDGWICK, JOHN (1813-64) Union Major General - Connecticut

# 8331

A West Point graduate and veteran of the Seminole and Mexican Wars, Sedgwick served with the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula through Spotsylvania, where he was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter. 

War-Date Signature, with rank and command in another hand, “John Sedgwick, Major General, Commanding Sixth Corps,on a 1 ¼” x 3 ¾” slip of paper, removed from a larger letter.

Excellent, with light, even toning.

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SHERIDAN, PHILIP H. (1831-88) Union Major General – New York; U.S. Army General – 1888; Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army – 1883-88

# 8332

As cavalry commander, Sheridan distinguished himself in action from Booneville and Chickamauga to the fighting at Yellow Tavern which resulted in the death of J.E.B. Stuart in 1864. 

Signature, with closing and rank in another hand, Very Respectfully Your Ob[edien]t Ser[van]t, P.H. Sheridan, Major Gen[eral] Com[man]d[in]g,on a 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” slip of paper, removed from a larger letter. 

Lightly toned, with minor brushing of ink to several letters.

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SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH (1820-91) Union Major General – Ohio; General and Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army – 1869-83

# 8333

An 1840 West Point graduate, Sherman was superintendent of what is now LSU when war broke out in 1861.  He resigned when Confederates seized the U.S. arsenal in Baton Rouge, shortly thereafter reentering the army.  Early lack of success in Kentucky was soon offset by distinguished service at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and in the “March to the Sea.” 

Signature, with rank, “W.T. Sherman, General,” on a slip of lightly lined paper, matted to a dimension of 1 ½” x 3 ¼” beneath a 4 ½”x 5 ¼” portrait.  Ready for framing or display, 8 ¼” x 10 ¾” overall.

Lightly toned, with minor staining and a light horizontal fold.

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SIGEL, FRANZ (1824-1902) Union Major General – Missouri

# 8335

A German native, Sigel led a division at Pea Ridge and against Jackson in the 1862 Valley campaign.  As commander of the Department of West Virginia, he was defeated by Breckinridge and the Virginia Military Institute cadets at New Market. 

Signature, with rank in another hand, “F. Sigel, Major General,on a lightly toned 1 ¼” x 2” slip of paper, removed from a larger letter or document.

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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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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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THOMAS, GEORGE H. (1816-70) Union Major General during the American Civil War, Known as the “Rock of Chickamauga”

# 8336

An 1840 West Point graduate, Thomas served in the Seminole and Mexican Wars.  As a Virginia native, his decision to remain loyal to the Union created tension both professional and personal – his sisters disavowed him for the rest of their lives.  He saw action at First Manassas, Shiloh, Corinth, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville. 

Signature, with rank, “Geo. H. Thomas, Maj[or] Gen[era]l U.S.A.,” on a 1 ¼” x 3 ½” slip of paper, affixed to slightly larger stock from a period photograph album with the notation “Commanding the Department of the Tennessee” in another hand below. 

Lightly toned, with scattered spotting of ink.

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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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WALLACE, LEW (1827-1905) Union Major General – Indiana; Governor of New Mexico Territory – 1878-81

# 8337

Wallace served in the West at Ft. Donelson and Shiloh, was transferred east with Grant to encounter Jubal Early at Monocacy River in 1864, and was president of the court-martial which tried and condemned Andersonville Commandant Henry Wirz.  He served as post-war Governor of the New Mexico Territory and U.S. Minister to Turkey.  He is also remembered for writing Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. 

Signed Card, 2” x 3 ¼”, “Lew. Wallace.”

Excellent, with light, even toning.

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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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WELLES, GIDEON (1802-78)

# 7826

U.S. Secretary of the Navy - 1861-69, During the American Civil War

Civil War-Date Letter – Navy Secretary Welles devotes his attention to the Union Blockade

Letter Signed, 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”, with the closing and signature on the reverse, to “James T. Hale, Esq[uire], Washington, D.C.”  Responding to an inquiry from the Pennsylvania congressman, Welles conveys that the foreign fleet has been recalled, understandably preferring to devote all funds and resources available to the U.S. Navy to the Union blockade of the southern states, announced by President Lincoln on April 19, 1861.


“Navy Department, Sept[embe]r 21, 1861.  Sir: Your letter of the 20th inst[ant] has been received.  I have not time to revise the arrangement, at one time proposed with Mr. James McHenry, in regard to funds for our foreign squadrons, referred to by you.  It seems unnecessary, for the arrangement was never consummated by my predecessor, nor has it been recognized, at any time, by this Department.  In addition to this our squadrons have been recalled, rendering any change needless.  I am respectfully. Y[ou]r Obed[ien]t servant, Gideon Welles.”


The paper is lightly and evenly toned, with staining and a few pinholes and light creases in the margins, along with two horizontal folds.

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WISE, GEORGE D. (1816-81) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Cousin of Confederate General Henry Wise

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