Civil War - Union | Poems
MAJOR SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL "MARSH" BYERS - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 3/1886 - HFSID 142779The famous poem of the Civil War soldier which he wrote while in Libby Prison is partially written on this card with a letter on the reverse, dated 1886. The poem, "Sherman's March to the Sea" was commended by General Sherman, who later gave Byers a place on his staff. Extremely rare!
Sale Price $2,337.50
MAJOR GENERAL FITZ JOHN PORTER - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 02/14/1886 - HFSID 28027FITZ JOHN PORTER. Autograph Poem signed: "Fitz John Porter", 2p, 4¼x3½ card. Morristown, N.J., 1886 February 14. In full: "'Give him a lift! Don't kneel in prayer/Nor moralize with its despair./The man is down and his great need/is ready help, not prayer and creed.
Sale Price $467.50