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SIGNED BY JOHN BROWN

(BROWN, John) COOLEY, Timothy Mather. Sketches of the life… of Rev. Lemuel Haynes. New York, 1839.

First edition of Timothy Mather Cooley's important biography of Reverend Lemuel Haynes, who fought in the American Revolution as a Minuteman, penned one of the earliest attacks on slavery by an African American, is considered the "first black person to lead a white church," and was a minister in Torrington, Connecticut, where John Brown was born and his parents were in Haynes' congregation, an exceedingly rare association copy—John Brown's personal copy, signed by him—in original cloth. $38,000.

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ALBUM SIGNED BY IMPRISONED GENERAL JOHN HUNT MORGAN AND HIS RAIDERS JUST BEFORE THE MOST DARING JAILBREAK OF THE CIVIL WAR

MORGAN, John Hunt, et al. Autographs of Genl. John H. Morgan and other Confederate Officers Confined in the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus. Columbus, OH, September, 1863.

Very rare 1863 autograph album signed by imprisoned Confederate general John Hunt Morgan and 68 of his raiders in the Ohio Federal Penitentiary just two months before undertaking the most daring jailbreak of the Civil War in November, 1863. $16,500.

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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, April 7, 1864.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Randolph Monteith as Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery, countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully framed. $16,500.

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“GUNS BELCHED FORTH THEIR THUNDERS… THE AIR SEEMED LITERARLLY FILLED WITH IRON”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF SKETCH OF THE BATTLES OF GETTYSBURG, 1863, COMPLETE WITH DITTERLINE’S RARELY FOUND LARGE FOLDING MAP OF THE BATTLEFIELD

(CIVIL WAR) DITTERLINE, T[heodore]. Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg… Accompanied by an Explanatory Map. New York, 1863.

Rare original 1863 chromolithographic map of the "Field of Gettysburg," published within mere months of the battle, considered the first map of the battlefield,with the original rarely found 24-page pamphlet with which it was issued, compiled "from the personal observation of eye-witnesses of the several battles" and regarded as the first separately published work to document the battle and likely issued before Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. $16,500.

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"IN THIS BOOK WILL BE FOUND… THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…"

STEPHENS, Alexander. Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Atlanta; Chicago and St. Louis, 1868-70. Two volumes bound in one.

First edition of the “most elaborate—and best—argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of secession” (Howes), written by the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens. Very scarce presentation copy with a dedication letter entirely penned, signed, and dated by Stephens bound in at the front, which reads in part: "In this Book will be found as the author thinks not only the true principles of the Constitution of the United States of America; but a truthful exposition of the real cause, character and conduct of the late [war] between those States…" $15,000.

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TWO REMARKABLE HAND-DRAWN MAPS OF "STONEWALL" JACKSON'S DARING FLANK ATTACK AT THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE WHERE HE WOULD BE MORTALLY WOUNDED, ACCOMPLISHED BY THE NEPHEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S VICE PRESIDENT, USED BY HIM IN PREPARING HIS 1896 HISTORY OF JACKSON'S ATTACK AND ACCOMPANIED BY THAT BOOK

HAMLIN, Augustus C. Two manuscript maps of Stonewall Jackson's attack at Chancellorsville. No place, circa 1890s.

Remarkable set of two spectacular hand-drawn and hand-painted maps documenting "Stonewall" Jackson's daring flank attack at the Battle of Chancellorsville where he would be mortally wounded, finely and meticulously accomplished by the nephew of Abraham Lincoln's Vice President: artist, author, and Harvard-educated Union military surgeon Augustus C. Hamlin. Accompanied by his history of the battle, for which he prepared these maps. This battle is one of the most important of the Civil War—considered the high-water mark for Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. $15,000.

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THIS COPY OF COLTON’S WALL MAP WAS USED TO PLOT TROOP MOVEMENTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

SMITH, John Calvin. Colton's Map of the United States of America. New York, 1854.

1854 edition of Colton’s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, “This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.” $12,000.

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THREE REMARKABLE HAND-DRAWN MAPS OF "STONEWALL" JACKSON'S DARING FLANK ATTACK AT THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE WHERE HE WOULD BE MORTALLY WOUNDED, ACCOMPLISHED BY THE NEPHEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S VICE PRESIDENT, USED BY HIM IN PREPARING HIS 1896 HISTORY OF JACKSON'S ATTACK AND ACCOMPANIED BY THAT BOOK

(JACKSON, Thomas J. "Stonewall") HAMLIN, Augustus C. Three manuscript maps of Stonewall Jackson's attack at Chancellorsville. No place, circa 1890s.

Remarkable set of three spectacular hand-drawn maps documenting "Stonewall" Jackson's daring flank attack at the Battle of Chancellorsville where he would be mortally wounded, accomplished by the nephew of Abraham Lincoln's Vice President: artist, author, and Harvard-educated Union military surgeon Augustus C. Hamlin, and accompanied by his history of the battle, for which he prepared these maps. This battle is one of the most important of the Civil War—considered the high-water mark for Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. $11,500.

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“ALL MY BOOKS, PAPERS AND LETTERS WERE 'CAPTURED' AND ACCESS TO THEM IS DENIED TO ME”

DAVIS, Jefferson. Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. New York, 1881. Two volumes.

First edition of Jefferson Davis’ seminal history of the Confederacy, one of the most important works on the Civil War written by one of the conflict’s primary figures, and one of the major arguments for the Constitutional basis of the war, with 18 maps (14 folding, four in-text) and 19 plates, including stipple-engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee, and others. This copy together with a two-page autograph letter signed by Davis, penned in 1878, describing the hardship of writing this very history, "because all my books, papers and letters were 'captured' and access to them denied to me." $8200.

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"THE REBELS HAD CROSSED THE RIVER BY POINT OF ROCKS AND WERE ON THE MARYLAND SIDE, HAVING ABOUT 2000 CAVALRY…"

(CIVIL WAR) LINCOLN, Benjamin C. Civil War Diary, Archive. No place, 1861-64.

Interesting 1862 Civil War diary and related papers of Union officer and abolitionist Benjamin C. Lincoln, who would become an officer in the 2nd United States Colored Troops, in which he describes the captured home of Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart's Chambersburg Raid. $8000.

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