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Jefferson Davis1 - Jefferson Davis
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Choice original 2.25 x 3.75 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Davis as president of the Confederacy circa 1864, boldly signed at the bottom of the imag
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Gettysburg: Lewis Armistead2 - Gettysburg: Lewis Armistead
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Confederate general (1817–1863) mortally wounded during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, where he courageously led his brigade into battle—he fix...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gettysburg: Birkett Fry3 - Gettysburg: Birkett Fry
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Confederate brigadier general (1822–1891) who, while a colonel, was wounded at Seven Pines, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and finally Pickett's Ch...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gettysburg: Richard B. Garnett4 - Gettysburg: Richard B. Garnett
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Well-known confederate general (1817–1863) killed during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Civil War–dated ALS signed “R. B. Garnett...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Gettysburg: J. Johnston Pettigrew5 - Gettysburg: J. Johnston Pettigrew
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Confederate general (1828–1863) who helped lead Pickett's Charge and was killed in battle just two weeks later. Civil War–dated ALS in pencil si...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Barnard Bee6 - Barnard Bee
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Confederate general (1824–1861) mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, but best known for inspiring Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s nicknam
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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P. G. T. Beauregard7 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Unsigned handwritten endorsement on the final page of an apparently longer manuscript statement signed by Thomas Jordan, one page, 8 x 10.25, no date,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Judah Benjamin8 - Judah Benjamin
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Partly-printed war-dated DS, signed as secretary of war, “J. P. Benjamin,” one page, 8.25 x 7, February 17, 1862. An appointment for an assistant surg
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Alabama9 - Alabama
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Collection of over 40 items pertaining to the Alabama Claims consisting of multiple imprints regarding the legal wranglings, original legal correspond
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Confederate Artifacts10 - Confederate Artifacts
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Collection of three Confederate items: a partly-printed war-dated DS, one page, 8 x 10, December 5, 1861. A request for “forage for private horses in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb11 - Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb
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Member of the committee in the Confederate Congress that drafted their constitution, and military officer who organized ‘Cobb's Legion’ and was ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Confederate Constitution12 - Confederate Constitution
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Book: Fac-Simile of the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America. First edition. NY: Joseph Laing, 1883. Hardc
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Confederate Infantry Tactics: W. J. Hardee13 - Confederate Infantry Tactics: W. J. Hardee
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Rare book: Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, two volumes in one as issued. First edition. Memphis: Southern Publishing House of Hutton & Freligh...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis14 - Jefferson Davis
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American military officer and politician (1808–1889) who was the first and only president of the Confederacy. Striking original painting of Jefferson
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis15 - Jefferson Davis
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Ornately bordered Virginian electoral ticket for Jefferson Davis and Alexander H. Stephens as well as state representatives, 4 x 6, November 6, 1861.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Varina Davis16 - Varina Davis
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Memo written by Varina Davis on behalf of her husband, signed by Varina, “Jefferson Davis,” four lightly-lined pages on two adjoining sheets, no date.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis17 - Jefferson Davis
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War-dated ALS signed “Jeffn Davis,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, November 11, 1861. Letter written as president to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “Upon t
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Moses Jacob Ezekiel18 - Moses Jacob Ezekiel
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American sculptor and a highly-decorated Confederate soldier (1844–1917). ALS signed “M. Ezekiel,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.25 x 9, May 1
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nathan Bedford Forrest19 - Nathan Bedford Forrest
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Confederate general (1821–1877) who earned a reputation as the greatest cavalry officer of the Civil War. Partly-printed DS, signed “N. B. Forrest,” o
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John B. Gordon20 - John B. Gordon
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Confederate general (1832–1904) who surrendered Lee’s army to Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Appomattox Courthouse. Civil War–dated ALS
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Johnson Hagood21 - Johnson Hagood
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Confederate Brigadier general (1828–1898), later the governor of South Carolina from 1880 to 1882. Ink signature, “Johnson Hagood, Gov. S. C. 1882,” o
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Hiram B. Granbury22 - Hiram B. Granbury
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Confederate brigadier general who served at Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Atlanta, and was one of the six Confederate generals killed at the Battle of F
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Robert Daniel Johnston23 - Robert Daniel Johnston
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Confederate general (1837–1919) who commanded troops at the Battle of Seven Pines, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. He was also one of the last surviving
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Wade Hampton24 - Wade Hampton
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Confederate military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlef
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Joseph E. Johnston25 - Joseph E. Johnston
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Confederate general (1807–1891) who, when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, resigned his commission as a brigadier general in the regular army—
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Robert Hoke26 - Robert Hoke
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “R. F. Hoke,” three pages both sides, 7.5 x 9.75, Headquarters, Hoke’s Brigade, August 29, 1863. Letter to Governor Zebulon
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Joseph E. Johnston: Gibson and Clayton27 - Joseph E. Johnston: Gibson and Clayton
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Clayton (1827–1889) served as a major general in the Confederate Army commanding a division in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. Gibson (1
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee28 - Robert E. Lee
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ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, Lexington, Virginia, January 7, 1867. Letter to Judge Ro. Ould. In full: “I have been prevente
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee29 - Robert E. Lee
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Historic war-dated manuscript “General Orders No. 59,” signed “R. E. Lee, Genl,” one lightly-lined page, both sides, 7.75 x 12, “Hd Qrs Army N. Va.,”
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 70,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee30 - Robert E. Lee
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Superb original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite photo by Vannerson and Jones of Richmond, Virginia, signed below the image in black ink, “R. E. Lee, Genl.” A
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee31 - Robert E. Lee
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War-dated ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 9.25, September 10, 1863. Letter written from “Camp,” to Margaret and Carrie, referred
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee32 - Robert E. Lee
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Beautifully engraved partly-printed vellum DS, signed “R. E. Lee,” as superintendent of West Point, one page, 15.25 x 21, June 16, 1854. United States
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 14,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee33 - Robert E. Lee
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ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 6.5, October 9, 1868. Letter to Mr. Edwin James. In full: “I have forgotten the year in which Mr.
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee34 - Robert E. Lee
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Uncommon original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Lee in a suit and bow tie, beautifully signed at the bottom of the image in black ink, “R.
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee: John B. Gordon and Bryan Grimes35 - Robert E. Lee: John B. Gordon and Bryan Grimes
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Gordon was a Confederate general (1832–1904) who surrendered Lee’s army to Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Appomattox Courthouse. Grimes
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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George S. Patton, Sr36 - George S. Patton, Sr
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A substantial archive of material, 46 pieces total, ranging in date from 1851–1892, including a significant cache of Civil War-dated letters from Patt
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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James E. Rains37 - James E. Rains
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Confederate officer (1833–1862) who fought at Cumberland Gap and was killed in action while leading his brigade charge against Union artillery emplace
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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John S. Mosby38 - John S. Mosby
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Fabled Confederate ranger (1833–1916) whose guerrilla band specialized in attacking and disrupting Union supply lines. He earned the nickname ‘The Gra
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John C. Pemberton39 - John C. Pemberton
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Confederate general (1814–1881) remembered for his defeat and surrender at the Siege of Vicksburg. Ink signature, “J. C. Pemberton, Lt. Genl, C. S. A.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert E. Rodes40 - Robert E. Rodes
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Confederate general (1829–1864) who was killed at the Third Battle of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley. Rare war-dated ALS signed “R. E. Rhodes, Co
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Thomas L. Rosser41 - Thomas L. Rosser
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Skilled and effective Confederate general (1836–1910) who commanded a regiment at Gettysburg and later served as a brigadier general in the Spanish-Am
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Clement H. Stevens42 - Clement H. Stevens
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Confederate brigadier general (1821–1864) who designed and constructed the iron-clad battery on Morris Island used in the bombardment of Fort Sumter a
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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J. E. B. Stuart43 - J. E. B. Stuart
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Fabled Confederate general (1833–1864) best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as a cavalry officer. After leading successful offens
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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J. E. B. Stuart44 - J. E. B. Stuart
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Manuscript DS, signed “J.E.B. Stuart, Major Genl Comdg,” one lightly-lined page, 7.75 x 9.75, May 10, 1863. This General Order No. 15 was written from
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Amnesty Oath45 - Amnesty Oath
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Partly-printed DS, signed “John Thompson,” one lightly-lined page, 8 x 6.25, December 18, 1865. State of Arkansas “Amnesty Oath, under Proclamation of
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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William B. Bate50 - William B. Bate
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Bate served in the Confederate forces in the Civil War, attaining the rank of major general and commanding a division in the Army of Tennessee. He als
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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P. G. T. Beauregard51 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Unsigned original 2.25 x 2.75 oval portrait of Beauregard in uniform, by an anonymous studio, affixed to a 4.25 x 5.25 mount. In very good condition,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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P. G. T. Beauregard52 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Brigadier General of the Confederate Provisional Army (1818–1893) who commanded the forces at Charleston, where he ordered the bombardment of Fort Sum
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John C. Breckinridge53 - John C. Breckinridge
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American soldier and statesman (1821–1875) who served as a general in the Civil War and as the last Confederate secretary of war. Original vintage mat
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Franklin Buchanan54 - Franklin Buchanan
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Confederate admiral (1800–1874) who captained the ironclad CSS Virginia during the Civil War. ALS signed “Frank’n Buchanan,” one page, lightly-lined,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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