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RARE SHIP’S PAPERS SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM SEWARD

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed (ship's papers). Washington, DC, December 7, 1863.

A remarkable ship’s passport signed by President Lincoln and his Secretary of State William Seward, authorizing passage for the ship Martha, "lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean, and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage." A fine signed document dating from the Civil War. $25,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND

(LINCOLN, Abraham) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York, 1939. Four volumes.

First trade edition of Sandburg's profusely illustrated four-volume biography covering Lincoln's Civil War presidency, very handsomely bound. $2800.

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LARGE FOLDING CIVIL WAR MILITARY MAP OF THE SOUTHERN STATES

(CIVIL WAR) PERRINE, Charles O. and BISHOP, John S. Perrine's New Topographical War Map. Indianapolis, 1864.

Lithographed Civil War folding military map, with battle sites hand-outlined in green and red, accompanied by a concise history of the war through September 1864, in original boards. $2600.

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WONDERFUL ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY DOCUMENTS, 1865, RELATED TO THE 137TH UNITED STATES COLORED INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPRISING A MUSTER ROLL, A QUARTERLY RETURN OF ORDNANCE, AND A CLOTHING REGISTER

(CIVIL WAR) ARCHER, Martin R. Archive related to the 137th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, including muster roll. Macon, Georgia, 1865.

Exceptional archive of Civil War documents related to the organization of Company "D" of the 137th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, one of the last units to be mustered into the U.S. Army under the Bureau of Colored Troops, comprising a muster roll listing 94 men as well as Captain Charles Hankins, 1st Lieutenant Max Marbach, and 2nd Lieutenant George H. Smith; a quarterly return of ordnance and ordnance stores completed by the regiment commander, Colonel Martin R. Archer; and a register of clothing allotted to the troops such as caps, bootees, and blankets, under the oversight of Captain Hankins. $2600.

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"THE FIRST BLACK REGIMENT TO BE RECRUITED IN THE NORTH"

EMILIO, Luis F. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment (Brave Black Regiment). Boston, 1891.

First edition of Captain Luis Emilio's landmark account of the famous regiment, whose recruits included two of Frederick Douglass’ sons and William Carney, the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, illustrated with 20 photographic plates, including frontispiece, and nine maps (two folding), a handsome copy in original gilt-stamped cloth. $2500.

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"THIS COMPANY WAS ENGAGED IN THE ACTIONS OF JUNE 26TH, 27TH AND 30TH"

(CIVIL WAR—CONFEDERACY). Confederate Muster Roll. No place, June 30, 1862.

Scarce Civil War-era Confederate Army muster roll, dated June 30, 1862, right after the conclusion of the series of six major battles near Richmond, Virginia, that became known as the Seven Days Battles, detailing the composition and assessment of Captain J.D. Bruce's company of Virginia Volunteers. $2500.

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“A LANDMARK WORK ON CONFEDERATE NAVAL HISTORY”

(CIVIL WAR) SCHARF, John Thomas. History of the Confederate States Navy. New York, 1887.

First edition of this important Confederate naval history, “the best on its subject,” with 42 full-page wood-engraved plates and numerous in-text illustrations, attractively bound. $950.

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