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1860 GEORGIA BALLOT INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIVES VOTING FOR SECESSION AND 1863 CITIZENSHIP AFFIDAVIT WRITTEN ON REVERSE - Pre-printed and partially hand filled in 1860 Walton County, Georgia voting ballot that includes the preprinted names of the county representatives that were sent to the Convention to vote on secession!! On the reverse is an 1863 hand written affidavit from the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court attesting to the Georgia and Confederate citizenship of a county citizen. Must have used the ballots when paper supplies ran low. Some staining as can be seen in photos.
$ 175.
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CONFEDERATE DOCUMENT - OFFICE OF GENERAL PURCHASING - COMMISSARY - One page document dated Atlanta, Ga. May 22, 1863 with the letterhead of 'Office General Purchasing - Commissary, C.S.A.'. A letter authorizing a Mr. M.A. Harrison to purchase beef cattle for the government. Document is in good condition with small amounts of separation at the outer edges on some of the folds. Minor staining and foxing.
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COBB'S GEORGIA LEGION DOCUMENT - Crude brown CS paper document (8 5/8" x 10 3/4") for Company C which was a Cavalry Company in the Legion. Dated August 31, 1863 and is a Requisition for Forage for the horses. Signed by Capt. T. H. Williams and Lieut. William H. Early. Very good condition.
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EARLY WAR CONFEDERATE TELEGRAM TO GENERAL PILLOW - Telegram dated May 18, 1861 written on South-Western Telegraph Company stationary. Message from M.J. Polk to Major General Pillow asking Pillow if he can get a battery sent to Jackson and that he has thirty seven men and will get others immediately commissioned by the Governor. Very good condition.
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35TH INDIANA INFANTRY VOUCHER - Voucher on discharge of Private Patrick Walpole from Company K - August, 1862. This covered his pay and traveling expenses. Document is in good condition.
$ 28.
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96TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY COMMISSION TO LIEUT. COLONEL - JOHN C. SMITH - 11 5/8" X 17 1/4" commission for Smith to Lieut. Colonel of the Regiment dated October 14, 1863 and ranked from September 20, 1863. Smith was commissioned due to the death of Lt. Col. Clark who was killed in action and Smith would later be commissioned Brigadier General in 1865. Signed by Illinois Governor Richard Yates. Document is in very good condition.
$ 335.
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NOTIFICATION LETTER OF PROMOTION TO BRIGADIER GENERAL - Letter from the War Department to Col. John C. Smith of the 96th Illinois Inf. informing him of his promotion to Brevet Brigadier General dated November 17, 1865. The document is in very good condition but does have a small separation near the right edge at the top fold. Only one of these letters was sent out to each General for each of his individual promotions.
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CONFEDERATE PAROLE OF HONOR - Pre-printed on crude brown CS paper, unissued, these were filled out for Union prisoners on their capture promising not to bear arms, etc. until regularly exchanged. Very good condition.
$ 130.
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IMPORTANT KANSAS / NEW MEXICO DOCUMENT - General Order No. 9 (No, not Lee's) from the Headquarters of the Kansas Militia dated Topeka, August 23, 1861 by the Governor Lyman Allen and containing the notice of Gen. John C. Fremont in St. Louis concerning the raising of three regiments in Kansas - two of which will be sent to New Mexico. Lyman Allen asks "Our Country Calls for Help; Shall it Call in Vain?". Document is 5 1/4" x 8 3/16" and is on a fine almost 'tissue' textured paper. It's a wonder it has survived. Condition is very good with only a few areas on edges of missing paper.
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$ 265.
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EARLY NEW YORK MILITIA WARRANT TO CORPORAL - 1849 - 8 1/4" x 13 1/2" document dated Sept. 8, 1849 Warrant to Corporal for L.D. Simons for the Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry - Washington Life Guards. Very good condition with only minor separation of paper at folds for about 1/2" from edges..
$ 75.
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EARLY NEW YORK MILITIA ENLISTMENT DOCUMENT - 1848 - 7 3/4" x 12 3/8" document for the enlistment of L.D. Simons to Private in Company D of the Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry - Washington Life Guards dated September 14, 1848. Document has several pages - one being Extracts from the Laws of the State of New York pertaining to military regiments. Blue paper with some lighter spotted areas - very good condition.
$ 75.
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MAJOR GENERAL KENNER GARRARD'S NEW YORK COMMISSION AS COLONEL OF 146TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - 12 1/4" X 16 1/4" Commission appointing Kenner Garrard as Colonel of the 146th NYI. Signed by NY Governor Edwin D. Morgan and dated Sept. 23, 1862. He would later be commissioned Brig. Gen. & Major General. The 146th was heavily engaged at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Garrard was commissioned General for his conduct at Gettysburg. Excellent condition. Check item D-42 for yet another Garrard Commission.
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(40) FORTY DOCUMENTS U.S. SIGNAL CORPS - WAR DEPT. CONCERNING THE ALPENA, MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSE STATION - All dating from January to December of 1883 communications from the War Department to the Signal Officer at the Signal Station, Alpena, Michigan. Back then the Signal Corps was in charge of the Great Lakes LightHouses. All are in very good condidtion only several have separation at folds and several have faded ink.
$ 1600.
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ORDNANCE DOCUMENT ON THE SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKETS - Ordnance document (August, 1864) explaining how to order repair parts for the Springfield Rifle Muskets. This explains the difference between the Model 1855, 1861, 1863 and 1864 Rifles. Great piece for the Springfield collector.  (8.15" X 10.1") All pre-printed and in Very Good Condition.
$ 65.
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7TH VERMONT INFANTRY - ABSTRACT OF MATERIALS - 2nd Qtr., 1864 - Shows the expenditure of ammunition - 500 .58 cal. cartridges used in practice firing and guard duty.  Signed by Lt. Gilbert and is in Very Good Condition.
$ 24.
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64TH OHIO INFANTRY - Handwritten Special Orders No. 131 from Headquarters - Army of the Ohio at Huntsville, Alabama  August 12, 1862. Accepting the resignation of Lieut. A.M. Goldsboro. Good condition but does have an ink smear.
$ 35.
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20TH INDIANA INFANTRY MUSTER OUT ROLL - Document  approx. 10 1/2"x 30 1/2" mustering out 3 soldiers from Satterlee U.S. Army hospital in Philadelphia by hospital Surgeon and a V.R.C. Captain. It is dated May 24, 1865 and contains the names of Edmund B. Gainey, Orin Bryant and Jeremiah Hammel. According to records, Bryant was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House and Hammel was wounded at Petersburg. It is unknown as to why Gainey was in. Document is in very good condition.
$ 78.
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21ST INDIANA BATTERY DISCHARGE - Discharge of William McCoy who enrolled on August 13, 1862 and was discharged on June 26, 1865. The 21st Battery participated in actions and battles at; Rome, Ga., Gainesboro, Carthage, Hoover's Gap, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Nashville and against Forrest's and Hood's forces. Paper on discharge has a dark brown cover with light and dark areas across document. All writing is legible and paper is strong.
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$ 90.
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