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Document signed

SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN: RARE OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT DATED JULY 7, 1863—ONLY DAYS AFTER GETTYSBURG AND VICKSBURG, AND THE SAME DAY HE DECLARED IN A SPEECH "ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL"—ORDERING NEW YORK TO DRAFT THOUSANDS UNDER THE UNPOPULAR 1863 CONSCRIPTION ACT THAT TRIGGERED, LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THIS DOCUMENT, THE BLOODY NEW YORK DRAFT RIOTS

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. City of Washington, July 9, 1863.

Fine July 7, 1863 official presidential order signed by Lincoln shortly after the Union's powerful but costly victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, here calling for New York to draft thousands of men under the controversial March 3, 1863 Conscription Act, a law that would provoke the bloody New York draft riots that erupted only six days after the date of this rare Civil War signed document. Handsomely framed with a portrait of Lincoln. $49,000.

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Two manuscript maps of Stonewall Jackson's attack at Chancellorsville

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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Carte-de-visite photograph

"SOJOURNER TRUTH STRIDES THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY LARGER THAN LIFE"

TRUTH, Sojourner. Carte-de-visite photograph. Washington, D.C. 1864.

Rare vintage 1864 carte-de-visite photographic portrait of Sojourner Truth, her favorite and "most famous" portrait, the iconic image personally chosen by her as the engraving and cover image for the 1875 edition of her Narrative, a handsome portrait containing the distinctive printed caption below the image and printed copyright on the card verso. $12,500.

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Atlas to Accompany the Official Records

WITH HUNDREDS OF LARGE FOLIO MAPS OF THE CIVIL WAR

COWLES, Calvin D., compiler. Atlas to Accompany the Official Records. Washington, 1891-95. Three volumes.

First edition of this superb atlas, with 175 double-folio plates, containing 821 colored maps and charts, 106 tinted lithographs after original photographs, and 209 line drawings of equipment, uniforms, insignia, and flags. $11,500.

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Narrative of William W. Brown

"I WOULD HAVE THE CONSTITUTION TORN TO SHREDS AND SCATTERED TO THE FOUR WINDS OF HEAVEN"

BROWN, William W[ells]. Narrative of William W. Brown. Boston, 1847.

First edition of the powerful first autobiography by William Wells Brown, the groundbreaking novelist and "leading African American historian of his era"—dedicated to "recording his people's presence in North America"—with engraved frontispiece portrait, an especially rare copy in original cloth boards. $11,000.

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Flags of the Army of the United States, 1861-1865

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHS POSSIBLE”

(CIVIL WAR) UNITED STATES ARMY. Flags of the Army of the United States, 1861-1865. Philadelphia, 1887.

First edition, publisher's special large folio edition containing two additional chromolithographed plates of Regimental Colors and the Engineer Battalion, along with the lithographed title and 87 chromolithographed plates designating flags carried by the U.S. Army during the Civil War and double-page title for Tabular Statements Showing the Names of Commanders of Army Corps, Divisions and Brigades. $8800.

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View of the Constitution of the United States of America

"IT DEPENDS ON THE STATE ITSELF… WHETHER IT WILL CONTINUE A MEMBER OF THE UNION"

RAWLE, William. A View of the Constitution of the United States of America. Philadelphia, 1825.

First edition of Rawle's groundbreaking study of the Constitution—the "first authoritative interpretation" of the right of state secession—a powerful influence on "subsequent leaders and supporters of the Confederacy, although in fact Rawle opposed secession. $8000.

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Civil War Diary, Archive

"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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