BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES G. MARTIN - RECEIPT SIGNED 07/15/1856 - HFSID 131669
Sale Price $488.75
JAMES G. MARTINJames G. Martin, a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War, signed this receipt for $3,000 as an assistant quartermaster in the United States Army in 1856. Receipt signed "J. G. Martin/A.Q.M.". With black and red notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7¾x5½, ruled paper. In full: "1856 Received Philadelphia, Pa. July 15 1856 of Major E.B. Babbitt A.Q.M. U.S.A. Three Thousand dollars in full of the above estimate." "A.Q.M." stands for assistant quartermaster. Martin (1819-1878) was an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Martin graduated from West Point in 1840 as a second lieutenant and, in 1846, had his right arm shot off by a charge of grapeshot during the Mexican War's Battle of Churubusco. He resigned from the United States Army in 1861, during the Civil War, and offered his services to North Carolina. After about eight months of training and outfitting men for battle, he was given a field command with the rank of brigadier general. Martin fought in the Seven Day's Battle (June 25 to July 1, 1862) and the Battles of Drewery's Bluff (May 15, 1862, where he earned his nickname, "Old One Wing"), Cold Harbor (May 31 to June 12, 1864) and Petersburg. He became a lawyer after the war. Lightly toned and soiled. Notations on verso are cut off at left edge and show through, touching handwriting but not signature. Receipt is cut off at top edge. Neatly torn from pad or notebook at left edge. Folded once and unfolded. Discolored along fold on verso. Otherwise in fine condition.
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