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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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SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT

LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed. Washington, 10 August 1861.

Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Albert Hartsuff as "Assistant Surgeon," countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully matted and framed with a large engraved portrait of Lincoln. $17,000.

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"LEFT ON THE FIELD TO BE TAKEN PRISONER OR KILLED THERE"

RICKETTS, James Brewerton and RICKETTS, Fanny. Civil War archive. No place, 1861-86.

Fascinating archive pertaining to Major General (then Captain) James Ricketts' experiences as a Union POW in Libby Prison, including a lengthy manuscript written by his wife, Fanny Ricketts, who accompanied him there as a nurse; a signed autograph letter by Fanny Ricketts to the sister of a slain soldier recounting the circumstances of his death; three autograph letters written and signed by James Ricketts; a telegram form filled out and signed by Ricketts; a signed cabinet card photograph of Ricketts; a framed and captioned fragment of the last United States flag to fly over Richmond until the end of the Civil War; and assorted ephemera including a letter to Fanny Ricketts from Rear Admiral John Almy. $15,000.

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"AT NIGHT THE WOUNDED ARE TAKEN IN, AND CARED FOR, THE DEAD ARE BURIED THE HOMES ARE DESOLATED, THE HEARTS ARE BROKEN AND TIME MOVES ON, HOW LONG OH GOD HOW LONG"

BARTON, Clara. Autograph letter. WITH: Autograph letter signed. Point of Rocks, Virginia, 1864.

Rare autograph Clara Barton letter, written from the front during the Siege of Petersburg and containing vivid descriptions of military encounters and the sufferings of the soldiers she cared for, together with an autograph letter signed by Barton two weeks later to a physician she served with. $13,000.

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"HE HAS ALWAYS BELONGED TO THE NORTHERN DEMOCRACY… GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW WELCOME THE SIGHT OF THE 'STARTS AND STRIPES' WOULD BE TO HIM"

BARTON, Clara. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Autograph letter. Washington, D.C. 1861.

Wonderful autograph letter signed by Clara Barton written during the Civil War, expressing concern for her brother who was still in the South, evoking Lincoln, John Brown, slavery and secessionists, together with a related autograph letter draft by Barton. $12,500.

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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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RARE COMPLETE "SHOULDER STRAP" SET OF CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, PUBLISHED BY MARK TWAIN

(SHOULDER STRAP SET) GRANT, Ulysses S. Shoulder Strap Set. New York, 1885-1892. Eleven volumes altogether.

Complete Shoulder Strap set of seven Civil War histories printed by Twain's publishing house in its short-lived but impressive decade of operation, featuring Grant's Memoirs (1885-6), McClellan's Own Story (1887), Crawford's Genesis of the Civil War (1887), Custer's Tenting on the Plains (1889), Hancock's Reminiscences (1887), Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (1888), Sherman's Memoirs (1892)—as well as Adam Badeau's biography Grant in Peace (1888), not published by Webster but in a binding uniform with the rest of the set—each volume with the trademark gilt-decorated "shoulder strap" on the spine. $9200.

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