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Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed documents. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has published over 360 consecutive monthly autograph catalogs, which are distributed internationally. The firm recently auctioned the autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue wagging for a record $74,340 and the check astronaut Neil Armstrong signed the day he left for the moon for $27,350.
Jefferson Davis1Jefferson Davis
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
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Gettysburg: Lewis Armistead2Gettysburg: Lewis Armistead
Confederate general (1817–1863) mortally wounded during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, where he courageously led his brigade into battle—he fixed his
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Gettysburg: Birkett Fry3Gettysburg: Birkett Fry
Confederate brigadier general (1822–1891) who, while a colonel, was wounded at Seven Pines, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and finally Pickett's Charge a
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Gettysburg: Richard B. Garnett4Gettysburg: Richard B. Garnett
Well-known confederate general (1817–1863) killed during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Civil War–dated ALS signed “R. B. Garnett Brig.
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Gettysburg: J. Johnston Pettigrew5Gettysburg: J. Johnston Pettigrew
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 signed “
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Barnard Bee6Barnard Bee
Confederate general (1824–1861) mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, but best known for inspiring Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s nicknam
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
P. G. T. Beauregard7P. G. T. Beauregard
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,
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Judah Benjamin8Judah Benjamin
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
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Alabama9Alabama
Collection of over 40 items pertaining to the Alabama Claims consisting of multiple imprints regarding the legal wranglings, original legal correspond
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Confederate Artifacts10Confederate Artifacts
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
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb11Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb
Member of the committee in the Confederate Congress that drafted their constitution, and military officer who organized ‘Cobb's Legion’ and was mortal
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Confederate Constitution12Confederate Constitution
Book: Fac-Simile of the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America. First edition. NY: Joseph Laing, 1883. Hardc
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Confederate Infantry Tactics: W. J. Hardee13Confederate Infantry Tactics: W. J. Hardee
Rare book: Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, two volumes in one as issued. First edition. Memphis: Southern Publishing House of Hutton & Freligh, 1861
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Jefferson Davis14Jefferson Davis
American military officer and politician (1808–1889) who was the first and only president of the Confederacy. Striking original painting of Jefferson
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Jefferson Davis15Jefferson Davis
Ornately bordered Virginian electoral ticket for Jefferson Davis and Alexander H. Stephens as well as state representatives, 4 x 6, November 6, 1861.
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Varina Davis16Varina Davis
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.
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Jefferson Davis17Jefferson Davis
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
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Moses Jacob Ezekiel18Moses Jacob Ezekiel
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
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Nathan Bedford Forrest19Nathan Bedford Forrest
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
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
John B. Gordon20John B. Gordon
Confederate general (1832–1904) who surrendered Lee’s army to Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Appomattox Courthouse. Civil War–dated ALS
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Johnson Hagood21Johnson Hagood
Confederate Brigadier general (1828–1898), later the governor of South Carolina from 1880 to 1882. Ink signature, “Johnson Hagood, Gov. S. C. 1882,” o
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Hiram B. Granbury22Hiram B. Granbury
Confederate brigadier general who served at Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Atlanta, and was one of the six Confederate generals killed at the Battle of F
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Robert Daniel Johnston23Robert Daniel Johnston
Confederate general (1837–1919) who commanded troops at the Battle of Seven Pines, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. He was also one of the last surviving
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Wade Hampton24Wade Hampton
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
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Joseph E. Johnston25Joseph E. Johnston
Confederate general (1807–1891) who, when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, resigned his commission as a brigadier general in the regular army—
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Robert Hoke26Robert Hoke
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
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Joseph E. Johnston: Gibson and Clayton27Joseph E. Johnston: Gibson and Clayton
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
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Robert E. Lee28Robert E. Lee
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
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Robert E. Lee29Robert E. Lee
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.,”
Estimates : 60,000.00 - 70,000.00
Robert E. Lee30Robert E. Lee
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
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Robert E. Lee31Robert E. Lee
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
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Robert E. Lee32Robert E. Lee
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
Estimates : 12,000.00 - 14,000.00
Robert E. Lee33Robert E. Lee
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.
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Robert E. Lee34Robert E. Lee
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.
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Robert E. Lee: John B. Gordon and Bryan Grimes35Robert E. Lee: John B. Gordon and Bryan Grimes
Gordon was a Confederate general (1832–1904) who surrendered Lee’s army to Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Appomattox Courthouse. Grimes
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
George S. Patton, Sr36George S. Patton, Sr
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
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
James E. Rains37James E. Rains
Confederate officer (1833–1862) who fought at Cumberland Gap and was killed in action while leading his brigade charge against Union artillery emplace
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
John S. Mosby38John S. Mosby
Fabled Confederate ranger (1833–1916) whose guerrilla band specialized in attacking and disrupting Union supply lines. He earned the nickname ‘The Gra
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
John C. Pemberton39John C. Pemberton
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.
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Robert E. Rodes40Robert E. Rodes
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
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Thomas L. Rosser41Thomas L. Rosser
Skilled and effective Confederate general (1836–1910) who commanded a regiment at Gettysburg and later served as a brigadier general in the Spanish-Am
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Clement H. Stevens42Clement H. Stevens
Confederate brigadier general (1821–1864) who designed and constructed the iron-clad battery on Morris Island used in the bombardment of Fort Sumter a
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
J. E. B. Stuart43J. E. B. Stuart
Fabled Confederate general (1833–1864) best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as a cavalry officer. After leading successful offens
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
J. E. B. Stuart44J. E. B. Stuart
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
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
Amnesty Oath45Amnesty Oath
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
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
William B. Bate50William B. Bate
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
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
P. G. T. Beauregard51P. G. T. Beauregard
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,
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
P. G. T. Beauregard52P. G. T. Beauregard
Brigadier General of the Confederate Provisional Army (1818–1893) who commanded the forces at Charleston, where he ordered the bombardment of Fort Sum
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
John C. Breckinridge53John C. Breckinridge
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
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Franklin Buchanan54Franklin Buchanan
Confederate admiral (1800–1874) who captained the ironclad CSS Virginia during the Civil War. ALS signed “Frank’n Buchanan,” one page, lightly-lined,
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00