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Colonel William A. Howard Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD
Born: Circa 1807
Died: November 18, 1871
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William A. Howard (1807-1871), was a veteran Coast Guard officer who commanded a detachment of marine artillery during battles on the Carolina coast during the Civil War. At the beginning of the war, he was commissioned as a Colonel of the 1st New York Heavy Artillery in the defenses around Portsmouth & Norfolk. Earlier in his career, when he commanded the revenue cutter Jackson, he was said to look so resplendent in his Coast Guard uniform that naval officers pressured Navy Secretary Levi Woodbury to remove epaulettes from Coast Guard uniforms. In the years before the Civil War, he was in private business as a shipbuilder.   
  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1861  - HFSID 174710
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) At the brink of the Civil War, the future Naval Colonel prepares to support his countrymen in the cause, declaring: "The Time has arrived when every Northern man should stand to his guns." Autograph Letter signed: "W.A.Howard", 3 pages, 5x8.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/17/1861  - HFSID 174711
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) 2 months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the future Naval Colonel calls upon his friend Senator Fessenden for a position in the Union Army. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A.Howard", 2 pages (front and back, blank 3rd page), 8x9¾.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1856  - HFSID 174703
    William A. Howard, a captain in the U. S. Revenue Marine (now the Coast Guard) wrote this letter to U. S. Senator from Maine William Pitt Fessenden in 1856 about international politics and matters in the U. S. Navy.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/03/1856  - HFSID 174705
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) Antebellum dated letter from the opinionated Colonel, who, weary of the South, proclaims, "I for one am at least deathly tired with the exactions of the South. Let her secede if she can." Autograph Letter signed: "W. A. Howard", 3p (integral), 5x8. New York, 3 March 1856.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/13/1861  - HFSID 174712
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) A month before the Declaration of the Civil War, the Naval Colonel engages Senator Fessenden of Maine with war tactics. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A.Howard", 3 pages, 8½x9¾. Lag Harbor Long Island, 1861 March 13, one month before the Civil War.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/14  - HFSID 174713
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) In March of 1861, a month before the Declaration of the Civil War, the Colonel awaits official orders from the Union Army. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A. Howard", 1 page, 5x8. National House, New York, 1861 March 14, one month before the Civil War. To "My Dear Fessenden" [U.S.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/24/1861  - HFSID 174714
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) Just weeks before the Declaration of War, Colonel Howard eagerly awaits appointment to the Union Army's Naval Department. Autograph letter signed: "William A. Howard", 1p, 7¾x9¾. Sag Harbor, Long Island, 1861 March 24. To Senator William Pitt Fessenden, Washington.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/05/1861  - HFSID 174715
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) A week before the break of the Civil War, Howard again seeks the Senator's help for appointment in an officiating Union Army Naval office Autograph Letter signed: "W.A. Howard", 1 page, 6½x8. Astor House, New York, 5 April 1861, 1 week before the Declaration of the Civil War.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1858  - HFSID 174702
    WILLIAM A. HOWARD William A. Howard, a captain in the U. S. Revenue Marine (now the Coast Guard) wrote this letter to a friend in 1858 to ask his help in obtaining a position. Autograph letter signed "W A Howard". 1 page, 7¾x9¾, 1 sheet folded, docketed on verso, 2 binder holes at left edge.

    Sale Price $432.00

    $480.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/30/1858  - HFSID 174708
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) In this letter to Senator Fessenden, Howard updates his friend on a claims court trial with a local farmer Autograph Letter signed: "W.A.Howard", 2 pages, 7¾x9¾. Astor House, New York, 30 April 1858. To "Dear Pitt" [U.S.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/31/1861  - HFSID 174716
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) Over a month into the Civil War, the Colonel has finally reached Washington. To his misfortune, however, rumors have been spread about him amongst Naval officials. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A. Howard", 2 pages (separate sheets), 8½x10. Washington, D.C., 31 May 1861.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/02/1864  - HFSID 174720
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) War-dated letter from the Naval Colonel who is petitioning for command over the 15th New York Artillery. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A. Howard", 2 pages (integral), 7¾x10. Fort Ringold near Portsmouth, Virginia, 2 June 1864. To "My Dear Fessenden", Senator, Washington D.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1863  - HFSID 174717
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) In a War-dated letter from his office as Colonel of the 12th New York Artillery, Howard proposes recruiting a naval fleet to man cruisers along the Atlantic Coast. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A. Howard", 1 page, 5x8. Headquarters, 12th New York Artillery, Col. W. A.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/14/1856  - HFSID 174706
    From his office as head of the Execution Committee in New York, Howard shares political gossip with Senator Fessenden, including this bit: "Should you hear that the Grand Council of the State Expelled an un-Americanized [Millard] Fillmore don't be astonished."

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1865  - HFSID 174700
    WILLIAM A. HOWARD In this fascinating letter, Revenue Marine Captain William A. Howard made numerous suggestions to Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch about improving the Revenue Marine (today's Coast Guard). These suggestions were made in 1865, only months after the American Civil War.

    Sale Price $432.00

    $480.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/25/1865  - HFSID 174701
    William A. Howard, a captain the U. S. Revenue Marine (now the Coast Guard), wrote this letter to a friend in 1865, just months after the end of the American Civil War, about his research to improve the Revenue Marine.

    Sale Price $432.00

    $480.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/27/1841  - HFSID 174704
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) Recently resigned, the Civil War Colonel expresses his anger over a recent Congressional decision. Autograph Letter signed: "W. A. Howard", 3p (integral), 8x10. Boston, Massachusetts, 1841 August 27. To "My dear Pitt" [U.S. Senator] William Pitt Fessenden, Portland, Maine.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/04/1856  - HFSID 174707
    While discussing fundraising for the state of Maine with Senator Fessenden, Howard figuratively states in this letter, "I have killed [Millard] Fillmore in Massachusetts...Rest time for M.F. & the boys."

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/05/1864  - HFSID 174719
    COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD (CIVIL WAR) War-dated letter from the Colonel reporting the status of the Navy on the coast of Maine. Autograph Letter signed: "W.A. Howard", 3 pages (integral), 7¾x10. Headquarters, 13th Artillery, Fort Haslett near Portsmouth, Virginia, 1864 November 5.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • COLONEL WILLIAM A. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/14/1865  - HFSID 174699
    WILLIAM A. HOWARD. Seeks a Senators help in fighting corruption in the Revenue Service Autograph Letter signed: "W. A. Howard", 4p, 7¾x10. Chatham 4 Corners, New York, 1865 November 14. To [U.S. Senator] William P. Fessenden, Portland, Maine. In full: "Under orders of Sept.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

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