||Scarce War Date written in the field Order by Major General Rufus Ingalls,
"HQ Ar AP June 14/64, To the Master of the Spaulding, you will please
send the accompaning telegram for Jamestown Island, if you bring any ferry
boats in the James River tend them to come to Wilson's landing as rapidly as
possible. If you meet any pontoon in the river between here and _____
hurry them forward" signed Rufus Ingalls Brig Gen'l Chief QM AOP". This
document would have been written during Grant's assault on Petersburg
that failed to take the City before Lee knew he had gone below the James.
Baldy's Smith's reluctance to press the advantages gained cost the War
almost another year. Rare and important for an order issued in the field.
Pencil attached to a mount
||Union General Rufus Ingalls document issued during the Gettysburg
Campaign. HQ Army of the Potomac, Office of the Chief QM, July 14th
1863, "the enclosed papers are to Capt C B Wagner AQM who will direct
the proper officer to receipt for the property". Signed boldly in ink. Also
signed by Capt C B Wagner and forwarded. Unusual to find Gettysburg
||Autographed document by Union General and Medal of Honor Winner
Charles Henry Tompkins, signed and dated 6/28/63. Tompkins was given
the Medal of Honor for action at Fairfax Station on 6/1/61 "where he twice
charged through the enemy's lines and taking a carbine from an enlisted
man, shot the enemy's captain". Rare autograph of a hard to find Union
||War date letter of Colonel Benjamin Ringold of the 103rd NYVI with
endorsements of Colonel/BBG Rush Hawkins of the famous 9th NY Zouaves
and Major General John G Parke Division Commander in the 9th Corps
under Burnside before replace Burnside as its head. Document is on the
letterhead of the 103rd Regiment with NY Shield and discuss's officer
promotions. Ringold was killed at the Battle of Suffolk on 5/3/63. The letter
is dated in 1862. Great war date document with desierable autographs.
||Union Document dated 4/30/64 from the 25th Indiana Regiment with
Autograph of Union General Alvin P Hovey as Brig Gen'l US Vols. Whole
document was loo large to scan so I am just showing the part with Hovey's
autograph on it.
||Interesting War ALS by Ambrose Burnside Major General IX Corps, Dated
April 6th, 1864, cannot make out location. "Chas E Allen, I take great
pleasure in sending you autographs as requested. I am always to do
anything in my power to aid your noble commission in its quest and good
work. Sincerely yours A E Burnside Maj Gen'l" I assume Mr Allen's
commission was raising funds by selling autographs of famous Union
Soldiers for Charity work. Neat.
||Interesting Letter from Stephen L Mershon recommending Sgt Henry Squires
of the 81st NYVI for promotion from Sergent to Lt. High comments "This
young man on the first call for troops left a lucrative occupation , placed
himself at once under Military discapline of Col Ed Rose..he fights for the
Restoration of the Union and the Supremacy of the Constitution. He has
ambition, character and military capacity...". Endorsed by General McClellan
on May 6, 1864. He recieved the promotion and eventually made Captain.
||Document from the 49th NY Vols, dated Jan 17. 1865 written by Lt Col C Holt
on legal size paper asking for recruited companies to be allowed to join the
regiment. The following Generals authorize the document; BBG Thomas W
Hyde Colonel commanding the Brigade, Lewis A Grant commanding the
Division and George W Getty commanding the VI Corps at this time as
General Horatio Wright must have been absent. Hyde, Grant (commander
of the Vt Brigade) and Getty all saw heavy action during the War with the
Sedgwick and Wrights incomparable VI Corps.
||Wonderful Field copy of the Army of the Cumberland General Order No.
231, dated October 10, 1863 (month after the battle of Chickamauga)
announcing "The following changes in the Staff of the Major General
commanding are published for the information of the Army. Brig Gen'l J A
Garfield has been chosen by his fellow citizens to represent them in the
councils of the Nation, His high intelligence, spotless integrity, business
capacity an thorough acquaintance with the wants of the Army will render his
services, if possible, more valuable to the country in Congress than with us.
Reluctantly yielding to this consideration, the General commanding relieves
him from duty as Chief of Staff. In doing so, he returns his thanks to Gen'l
Garfield for the invaluable assistance he has rendered him by wise councils
and assiduous labors as well as for his gallantry, good judgement and
efficiency at the Battle of Chickamauga" By command of Major General
Rosecrans, signed by C Goddard AAG." A period Copy from the Army of
the Cumberland in the field announcing that future President James
Garfield will be leaving the Army for Congress. Very rare document
of importance about a major figure in our history.
||Wonderful XI Corps document with Fantastic Autographs. Dated 12/29/63
Camp of the 143rd NYVI it is a letter from Lt Wm Radcliff of the 143rd NY
applying for a leave of absence addressed to Brig General William D
Whipple AAG Dept of the Cumberland (after the XI Corps moved from the
Army of the Potomac to Tenn.) The list of approver is a Who's who of the XI
Corps and the Army of the Potomac, firstly Col Horace Boughton 143rd NYVI
BBG, then Hector Tyndale Brigadier General, then Carl Shurz Division
Commander XI Corps, then OO Howard Maj Genls commanding the Corps,
Then Joseph Hooker cmdg both the Xi & XX Corps. Additional autographs
are AAG to George Thomas rejecting the application is Henry M Cist Lt, and
H Perkins AAAG to Hooker, S Robinson. To have all of these famed Army of
the Potomac Generals on one document is just fantastic Schurz, Howard and
Hooker pluse the other famous people in their own rights.
||War Date US Grant Document Signed on 4/29/64 HQ Army of the Potomac
letterhead about Colonel Theodore Bowers. Signed U S Grant Lt General
signed one month after being promoted to that rare Rank!.
||1865 DS by Phil Sheridan commanding Military Division of the Gulf from New
Orleans, writing to Horatio Wright in Galveston talking about terminating the
railroad a Savacca and that the Army is reducing in size and that the number
of officers will be reduced while he has eliminated the divisions of the 13th &
14th Army Corps. All in line with the significant reduction in the size of the
Union Army which was taking place. Neat Historical document on what took
place right at the end of the War. Signed P H Sheridan twice including a
post script to Wright saying his communication to Govenor Hamilton has not
reached him. Rare
||HQ Dept of Tennessee Special Order No 245, 9/7/63, On Surgeons
Certificate of disability from wounds approved by the Medical Director, leave
of absence is granted for twenty days is granted Captain Henry C Moffett 8th
Missouri with permission to proceed beyond the bounds of the Dept. Signed
by Brigadier Geneal John A Rawlins AAG (for Grant). Wonderful period
order signed by Grant's friend and Chief of Staff from Occupied Vicksburg.
||War Date 143rd NYVI Document signed by Colonel and Bvt Brigadier
General Horace Boughton. An XI Corps regiment they saw heavy fighting in
the Lookout Mtn and Chattanooga campaign in the XX Corps. Dated July
13th 1863 looking for forage for the Regiment. (5/14)
||Cavalry Corps Army of the Potomac Document for Lt John Patton AAQM CC
ordering equipment for the Staff of the cavalry Corps by order of John
Pleasanton Chief of Cavalry (though he does not sign it). It is signed
several times by Patton and Colonel later General George Chapman who
commanded the 6th Indiana Cavalry at Gettysburg and would command a
Brigade later in Sheridan's cavalry. Signed by several additional QM's also.
||Early War document from the 2nd Vermont Infy signed by Lt Colonel and
future General George Stannard. Gettsyburg hero who lost an arm at Fort
Darling Va. Scarce
||Colonel and future General James C Rice 44th NYVI ALS dated 4/8/63.
Interesting letter trying to get rid of Lt Adsit in the Regiment. Two pages
signed in period ink. Rice defended Little Round Top and was killed at
Spottsylvania CH in 1865.