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NewBARKSDALE, WILLIAM (1821-63) Confederate Brigadier General; Mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg – July 3, 1863; U.S. Representative – Mississippi – 1853-61

# 9145

Signature, "Wm. Barksdale, Columbus, Mississippi,” as antebellum U.S. Congressman, a flawless example on a 2” x 4 ½” portion of a lined album page.

Price: $895.00

NewBRANCH, LAWRENCE O’BRYAN (1820-62) Confederate Brigadier General; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Antietam – September 17, 1862; U.S. Representative – North Carolina – 1855-61

# 9147

Document Signed, a partly printed 8” x 10 ½” certificate for one share of stock in the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company, May 1, 1853, as company president, "L.O.B. Branch.”

Lightly and evenly toned, with several folds and a few edge tears.


NewCOX, WILLIAM RUFFIN (1831-1919) Confederate Brigadier General; U.S. Representative – North Carolina – 1881-87; Secretary of the U.S. Senate – 1893-1900

# 9148

Signature, as U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, “Wm. R. Cox, Raleigh, N.C.,” on a 2 Ύ” x 6 ½” portion of an album page.


Price: $195.00

NewGORDON, JOHN BROWN (1832-1904) Confederate Major General; Governor of Georgia – 1886-90; U.S. Senator – Georgia – 1873-80 & 1891-97

# 9151

Signature, “J.B. Gordon, U.S.S.,” as post-war U.S. Senator from Georgia, on a 1” x 3 Ό” slip of paper.

An excellent example.


NewHAMPTON, WADE (1818-1902) Confederate Lieutenant General; Governor of South Carolina – 1876-79; U.S. Senator – South Carolina – 1879-91

# 9152

During the American Civil War, Hampton served with distinction from First Manassas through the surrender of Joseph Johnston in North Carolina, becoming, along with Nathan Bedford Forrest and Richard Taylor, one of only three civilians to attain the rank of lieutenant general in the Confederate Army.

Signed Card, 2” x 3 Ύ”, with Confederate rank, “Wade Hampton, L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l C.S.A., Cav[alr]y Corps, A[rmy] [of] N[orthern] V[irgini]a.”

Lightly and evenly toned, with minor staining and surface abrasion at the corners.


NewJACKSON, THOMAS J. "STONEWALL” (1824-63) Confederate Lieutenant General – Virginia; Mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville

# 9157

Civil War-Date Signature & Rank, “T.J. Jackson, Maj[or] Gen[era]l P[rovisional] A[rmy] C[onfederate] S[tates],” on a 1 Ό” x 3” slip of paper.

Lightly toned, with show-through of old glue staining from the reverse.

Price: $5250.00

NewJOHNSTON, ALBERT SIDNEY (1803-62) Confederate General – Texas; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862; U.S. Army Brevet Brigadier General; Brigadier General & Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas – 1836-40

# 9158

Signature & Rank, “A. Sidney Johnston, Paymaster, U.S.A.,” on a 1 Ύ”x 4” portion of a pre-war document.



NewKEMPER, JAMES L. (1823-95) Confederate Major General – Virginia; Governor of Virginia – 1874-77

# 9160

A Mexican War veteran, Kemper led the 7th Virginia Infantry from First Manassas to Williamsburg, gaining promotion to brigadier general.  He was seriously wounded and captured while leading his brigade in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.

Signature, “J.L. Kemper,” on a light 2 ½” x 4” card.

Very good overall, with light, even toning and a few minor stains; old mounting remnants on the reverse.


NewLONGSTREET, JAMES (1821-1904) Confederate Lieutenant General – South Carolina

# 9161

Signature, with sentiment, “Yours Truly, James Longstreet,” on a 2 Ό” x 4 Ό” slip of paper.

Lightly toned, with a diagonal crease in the upper left corner; there are several chips and nicks at the corners and edges.