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Civil War | Signatures

  • JOSEPH C. ABBOTT. Signature: "Joseph C. Abbott", 5½x1. Brevetted to Brigadier General during the Civil War, Joseph C. Abbott served as commandant of Wilmington, North Carolina and founded the town of Abbottsburg, North Carolina. Clipped from larger document with fragments of writing evident at top edge. read more...

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  • GEORGE E. ADAMS Signature of the Illinois Congressman Signature: "GE Adams/Illinois". 7¼x2¾. George Everett Adams (1840-1917) was a Republican politician and lawyer who was a U. S. Representative from Illinois from 1883 to 1891. read more...

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  • JAMES LUSK ALCORN Small card signed by James Lusk Alcorn, Governor and U. S. Senator from Mississippi Signature: "J.L. Alcorn/Miss". 3½x2¼ card. Illinois-born Alcorn (1816-1894) was Republican Governor of Mississippi (1870-1871) and U. S. read more...

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  • NELSON ALDRICH, WILLIAM SHEFFIELD and JONATHAN CHACE Signatures of three U.S. Senators from Rhode Island, one of them a major architect of America's modern financial system. Signatures: "Jonathan Chase/Rhode Island", "Wm P Sheffield/Rhode Island", "Nelson W. Aldrich/Rhode Island", 1p, 7½x4½ album leaf. read more...

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  • JOHN M. ALLEN The Confederate Private signs on this 7x3 page in ink Signature; "John M. Allen/Tupelo/Miss", 7x3. John Mills Allen (1846-1917), a Confederate private in the Civil War, became a lawyer and US Congressman (1885-2001), but still prided himself on the rank of private. read more...

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  • CHARLES MARLEY ANDERSON The Civil War Veteran adds the state of Ohio to his signature Signature: "C M Anderson". 7x2½. Charles Marley Anderson (1845-1908) was an American Civil War Veteran and US Representative from Ohio, serving from 1885 to 1887. In the War, he enlisted in Company B, 71st Ohio Infantry in 1861. read more...

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  • JOHN A. ANDREW Clipped signature affixed to a 3½x2 sheet Signature: "J.A. Andrew", 2¾x¾, affixed to 3½x2 sheet. John Andrew (1818-1867), an anti-slavery Whig who joined the Republican Party after its formation, helped muster legal aid for John Brown after the raid on Harper's Ferry (1859). read more...

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  • LOUIS E. ATKINSON Signature of the Union army surgeon turned lawyer and politician Signature: "Louis E. Atkinson/Mifflintown,/Penna.", 7x4. Louis Evans Atkinson (1841-1910) was a Union Army surgeon during the Civil War. read more...

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  • HARTMAN BACHE. Signature: "Very respectfully,/Your ob.nSert./Hartman Bache/Genl Eng , 4½x1½. Bache (1798-1872), the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin, graduated from West Point in 1918, spending most of his military career in engineering. read more...

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  • JOHN G. BALLENTINE The Congressman adds his home state of Tennessee to his signature Signature: "J.G. Ballentine/Pulaski/Tenn.". 7¼x3. John Goff Ballentine (1825-1915) was a lawyer and Democratic politician from Tennessee, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1883 to 1887. read more...

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  • NATHANIEL P. BANKS Former congressman and Governor signs on a 7x4 paper Signature: "N.P. Banks/Waltham/Massachusetts", 7x4. Nathaniel P. Banks, a former Congressman (1853-1857) and Governor (1858-1861) of Massachusetts, had received a political appointment as Major General of Volunteers in 1861. read more...

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  • NATHANIEL BANKS. Signature: "N.P. Banks/Waltham/Massachusetts.", 3½x1¾. Soldier and statesman Nathaniel Prentice Banks was born in Waltham in 1816 and died there in 1894. read more...

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  • NATHANIEL BANKS. Signature: "N.P. Banks", 3x1¾. Soldier and statesman Nathaniel Prentice Banks (1816-1894) was elected to Congress in 1852 as a Democrat, in 1854 as the American Party candidate and in 1856 as a Republican. read more...

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  • NATHANIEL BANKS Signature of the Union General and Massachusetts statesman Signature: "Nathl P. Banks/Waltham/Mass/Aug 23rd 88", 3½x2. Soldier and statesman Nathaniel Prentice Banks was born in Waltham in 1816 and died there in 1894. read more...

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  • NATHANIEL BANKS Nathaniel Banks signs a 4½x1½ piece of paper Signature: "N.P. Banks/Waltham/Mass./Aug 31. 1868." 4½x1½ piece of paper. Soldier and statesman Nathaniel Prentice Banks was born in Waltham in 1816 and died there in 1894. read more...

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  • JOHN G. BARNARD. Signature: "J.G. Barnard", 2¼x¾. Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1855-1856), Major (later Brigadier General) John G. Barnard of the Corps of Engineers was appointed by Major General George B. McClellan in 1861 to build new forts around Washington, D.C. read more...

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  • JOHN G. BARNARD. Signature: "J.G. Barnard/Brig. Genl", 4x2½. Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1855-1856), Major (later Brigadier General) John G. Barnard of the Corps of Engineers was appointed by Major General George B. McClellan in 1861 to build new forts around Washington, D.C. read more...

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  • SAMUEL BARRON He signs as a Confederate Flag Officer. Signature: "S. Barron Flag Officer - C.S. Navy/Norfolk/Va", 1 page, 4½x7½. Samuel Barron (1809-1888), son and namesake of a US Navy commodore, was enrolled in the navy at age 2(!), becoming a midshipman in 1820. read more...

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  • FREDERICK G. BARRY The U.S. Representative from Mississippi signs his name in black ink Signature: "F.G. Barry/ Miss" in black ink. 7¼x2 clipping. Frederick G. Barry (1845-1909) was a United States Representative from Mississippi. Barry served as a private in Company E, Eighth Confederate Cavalry under Colonel William B. read more...

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  • WILLIAM F. BARRY. Signature: "Respectfully/William F. Barry/Capt. 2nd Art.", 3x1¼. Barry (1818-1879) graduated in the West Point class of 1838. After service in Mexico, he was read more...

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  • CLARA BARTON Clara Barton signs a piece of paper. Signature: "Very respectfully Yours,/Clara Barton.", 4¼x1¾. New England school teacher Clara Barton (1821-1912), who is best known as the founder and first President of the American Red read more...

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  • WILLIAM B. BATE. Signature: "Wm. B. Bate/Tennessee", 5½x2¼. William Brimage Bate (1826-1905) was Governor of Tennessee from 1883-1887 and served as the state's U.S. Senator from 1887 until his death, just five days into his fourth term. read more...

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  • ELISHA BAXTER Signature of the Arkansas Reconstruction governor Signature: "Elisha Baxter", 3½x2¼ Elisha Baxter (1827-1899) was an Arkansas State Senator who refused to support the Confederacy, was tried for treason, and escaped to become a colonel of an Arkansas volunteer regiment in the Union Army. read more...

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  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP The Secretary of war signs on this 3½x2 card Signature: "Wm. W. Belknap", 3½x2 card. A Union brigadier general in the Civil War, Belknap (1829-1890) became President Grant's Secretary of War on October 25, 1869, succeeding William Tecumseh Sherman. read more...

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  • WILLIAM W. BELKNAP. Signature: "Wm. W. Belknap/Sec'y. of War./Dec. 8. 1869", 5x2¾ printed autograph card. A Union Brigadier General in the Civil War, Belknap (1829-1890) became President Grant's Secretary of War on October 25, 1869. read more...

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  • RISDEN TYLER BENNETT Signature of the 19th century Congressman from North Carolina who served from 1883-1887. Extremely rare! Signature: "R. T. Bennett/N.C.," in black ink, 7x2¾. Risden Tyler Bennett (1840-1913) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, serving North Carolina from 1883 to 1887. read more...

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  • JACOB BENTON The Civil War Brigadier General and U.S. Congressman signs his name in black ink Signature: "J.Benton/ M.C." in black ink. 3¼x1¼ clipping. Jacob Benton (1814-1892) was a United States Representative from New Hampshire. read more...

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  • JOHN BIGELOW Signature of the famed newspaper editor, publisher of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, and proponent of the New York Public Library Signature: "John Bigelow" in black ink, 4x1¾ card. John Bigelow (1817-1911) was co-owner and co-editor (with William Cullen Bryant) of the "New York Post" (1848-1861). read more...

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  • WILLIAM BIRNEY. Signature: "William Birney/Brigadier General U.S.V.", 4¾x1¼, cut from letter. William Birney (1819-1907), who had become a Captain with the 1st New Jersey Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War, fought in the campaigns of First Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Chaffin's Farm, Darbytown Road and Appomattox. read more...

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  • JOSEPH CLAY S. BLACKBURN The Kentucky Congressman's signature on a 6¾x2½ slip. Signature: "J. C. S. Blackburn/Kentucky", 6¾x2½. Joseph Clay Styles Blackburn (1838-1918) served in the Confederate Army, enlisting as a private and rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. read more...

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    $90.00

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