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NewBRADLEY, THOMAS W. (1844-1920) Union Captain – 124th New York Infantry, the “Orange Blossoms” Regiment; Wounded at the Civil War Battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Boydton Plank Road

# 8296

Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for action at the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863; U.S. Representative – New York – 1903-13

Typed Letter Signed, on the imprinted 5 ¼” x 8” stationery of the Military Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, to “Hon[orable] A.H.F. Seeger, Newburgh, New York.”


“Washington, May 27, 1911.  My dear Judge: Regarding the expiration of the term of the postmaster as mentioned in my last letter, 1914 should be corrected to read 1912.  With best wishes, Very truly yours, Thos. W. Bradley, 20th [District] N.Y.”


With Bradley’s handwritten, initialed postscript at the conclusion, “—My secretary was in error in reporting 1914 to me.  I will not, however, give any consideration whatever at this time to 1912 appointments. B–"

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

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CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA L. (1828-1914)

# 7037

Union Brigadier General – Maine; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Gettysburg

As colonel of the 20th Maine, Chamberlain gallantly defended Little Round Top, preventing a Confederate victory at Gettysburg.

Document Signed, 9 ¼” x 11 ½”, January 27, 1892, “Joshua L. Chamberlain,” as President of the Ocala and Silver Springs Company, a partly printed stock certificate for five shares to one James E. Simpson.  Countersigned by the company treasurer.

Illustrated in two views due to scanner limitations, the document is pleasantly age-toned, with several folds and light creases.

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CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA L. (1828-1914)

# 7036

Union Brigadier General – Maine; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Gettysburg

As colonel of the 20th Maine, Chamberlain gallantly defended Little Round Top, preventing a Confederate victory at Gettysburg.

Civil War-Date Signature, a seldom-seen example with sentiment and the rank Chamberlain held from June 18, 1864 through the end of the war, on a 1 ¾” x 5” slip of lined paper. Chamberlain was brevetted major general of volunteers on March 29, 1865.

“Very respectfully, Your ob[e]d[ien]t Serv[an]t, J.L. Chamberlain, Brig. Genl. Com[man]d[in]g.”

The slip is lightly toned, with some show-through of old glue staining on the reverse, and there is a small hole above the “Com” in Chamberlain’s rank; illustrated against a black background for added clarity.

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NewHARTRANFT, 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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HERRON, FRANCIS J. (1837-1902) Union Major General – Iowa; Received the Congressional Medal of Honor for the Battle of Pea Ridge

# 8066

Original Steel Engraving, 8” x 10 ½” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a 4” x 4 ½” image of Herron in Civil War uniform, imprinted “Photo by J. Sidney Brown. Engraved by J.C. Buttre…PUBLISHED BY J.C. BUTTRE, 48 FRANKLIN ST., NEW YORK.”

Exceptional, with a few superficial stains in the margins.

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HOWARD, OLIVER OTIS (1830-1909) Union Major General; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the Battle of Seven Pines

# 8400

Original Engraving, 7” x 10 ¾” overall, with a printed facsimile signature beneath a3 ¾” x 4 ¾” image of Howard in military uniform, imprinted “From a Photograph.  Engraved by R. Whitechurch,” and dated “1866” in print below.

Lightly and evenly toned, with a few inconsequential stains.

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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919)

# 6863

Twenty-Sixth U.S. President – 1901-09; Colonel of the Rough Riders - Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the Battle of San Juan Hill, July 1, 1898

Signed Card, 2 ½” x 4”, “Theodore Roosevelt.”

Overall condition is excellent, with light, even toning and small mounting remnants on the reverse.

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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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