Lot 1975Confederacy, Adams Express Company, Knoxville, Tenn., May 2, three strikes of oval handstamp on money letter to Abington, Va. with "Paid 4/-" (bits, 50¢) express rate, endorsed at top left "40$ from John Dobbins", trivial edge wear, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1976Confederacy, (Documents) 1864-65 Confederate States of America Official Documents, group of three to James S. Turner as administrator of the estate of Thomas Presley, 1864 certificate for $400 of Registered Bonds paying 4% datelined "Depositary Office, Chester SC 9 March 1864" signed by J.L. Hams; 1865 letter datelined "Quartermasters Office, Chester S C March 30th 1865" requesting delivery of corn and fodder; and 1865 official letterhead receipt for the corn and fodder amounting to $4736.13 signed by assist. quartermaster, F.-V.F. trio.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1977Confederacy, (Naval) 1861 (c.) To John Grimball C.S.N. on CSS Lady Davis, orange cover addressed to "Mr. Grimball, Lady Davis", carried privately and without postal markings, Fine, an early use to John Grimball on the Lady Davis.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Midshipman Grimball came back to South Carolina on leave in late 1860 and was in Charleston with his family when S.C. seceded on Dec. 20th. He immediately resigned from the U.S. Navy and joined the South Carolina Navy where he was appointed Master and assigned on Jan. 5th 1861 to the small ship "Lady Davis". Four days later Master Grimball and the "Lady Davis" were at Fort Moultrie in Charleston's harbor area when the first shot of the Civil War was fired from nearby Morris Island at the US merchantmen "Star of the West" when it attempted to resupply the Federal forces on Fort Sumter. The shots from Morris Island were heard at Fort Moultrie where S.C. forces there joined the firing.