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Patriotic Lettersheets

Lots 2426-2435 Lots 2436-2445 Lot 2446

Lot 2426    

Confederacy, 7-Star Flag Lettersheet, red and blue patriotic design on lettersheet datelined "Graysburg N.C., July the 24th, 1861" from Hughs Cockerhan to his sisters reading "…the late Battle fought at or near Manassas Junction. The Battle of Bull Run was fought fine, and the enemy sent in a white flag to get permission to bury the dead. But in place of so doing, what did the rascals go at? They went to throwing up breastworks which was no doubt the command of Scott's, but Davis who is always wide awake and watching the movements of the enemy, caught them in the act and ordered his men to commence the battle which was very fatal on both sides. According to supposition dead and wounded is not yet ascertained to any certainty, but it is thought by all the news that we can get that we lost 12,000 & the Lincolnist's 45,000 and our men have followed them near Alexandria, and it is thought by some that the next Battle will be at Washington City. One or two more whippings will settle the hash with the Yankees. We hear Old Scott lost his thumb in the battle, and if it is God's will, I hope he will loose his heading the next…I hope the time is not far distant till the Independence of the South is declared, and may the branches of liberty from a Southern tree extend over a united South and may the son in his court view no soil more free, more happy & more lovely than this, our own Confederacy…"; folds and soiling, F.-V.F. with excellent content.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-4    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 2427    

Confederacy, 7-Star Flag Lettersheet, red and blue flag patriotic design endorsed "The Flag of the Southern Union" around flag, dramatic color miss-registration, on lettersheet datelined "Charleston S.C. March 24th /61" with some interesting content "…We are a looking for the vacation of Fort Sumter every day and expected to see it yesterday by the steamer Columbia, but they did not go on in far and are in the port yet…".
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-7B    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 2428    

Confederacy, 7-Star Flag Lettersheet, red and blue patriotic flag design on lettersheet datelined "Waccamaw, 27th April 61" from Charles Alston Jr. Col. 33rd Reg. S.C.M. ordering belts for his "All Saints Riflemen" to Col. Manigault at the Ordnance Bureau; vertical fold, fresh and Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-7B    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 2429    

Confederacy, 7-Star Flag Lettersheet, red and blue flag patriotic design with "Green & Co.'s Book Store, Nashville Tenn." imprint, printing dramatically misaligned, on lettersheet datelined "June the 2, 1861, Camp Cheatham" with some interesting content that mentions measles outbreak filling up hospital and "…There is three Regiments here which is three thousand men. There was thirty men got away last night. The whole Regiment is guarded all around for a mile, and one of the men that got away went up to the guard, and the guard did not want him to pass and he struck the guard across the head and broke his skull. He belonged to the Rock City guards from Nashville, and we have not heard anything from them … Two and three trains run here every day…", signed John B. Bass; few toned spots, minor splitting along folds, Fine and very unusual with the misregistration, ex-Brandon.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-5A    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 2430    

Confederacy, 8-Star "C.S.A." Flag Patriotic Lettersheet, used red and blue patriotic design datelined "Smithfield Va., May 14. 1861." from W.H. Jordan reading " "Instead of making money by the South, we have given the South a gratuity every time we sent a copy of the Herald there." As I do not wish to receive a gratuity at your hands, you will be kind enough to stop the Herald sent to my address." and signed, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

William H. Jordan Jr. of Isle of Wight County Va. enlisted on April 29, 1861 at Suffolk Va. as a Private. He mustered into Company A, 19th Battalion of Virginia Heavy Artillery. He transferred into "D" Co. CS 1st Engineers. He also is listed as arrested Aug. 1st 1862 and confined at Castle Thunder Prison.

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Lot 2431    

Confederacy, 10-Star Crossed Stripes Flag Lettersheet, black patriotic design on lettersheet with "Far better to perish with honor" verse, datelined "December the 4th 1863 rudes hill" with some interesting content, "…I am still driving for While's Battalion…You can't guess what I got for my Yankee pipe. A man was fool enough to offer me ten dollars, and I was fool enough to take it, and I want to smoke now and hain't got any pipe. I want you to get me one made as soon as you can for me and you may have the ten dollars…" and continued on the 7th, "…I am in New Market after beef for White's Battalion. Cyrus is with me now and Wallace is going to lmboden's Command. We are still on Rudes Hill…I am trying to buy a kettle or two, if I can find any to boil sugar…I don't think hard of you if you don't come, for I know it ain't pleasant for a woman to go to camp. So I must close for this time. God bless you all is my prayer. Amen. This from your true friend Allmon Sayger, to my true love Nancy G. Sayger and family, so farewell till I see you or hear from you again. Try to write to me if you can. God be with us all is my prayer…", note say written by Allmon Sayger, Co. B, 18th Va. Cav., White's Battalion, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 2432    

Confederacy, 10-Star Flag Patriotic Lettersheet, red and blue design (C.S.A. type F10-3 var.) on two lettersheets datelined "York Town Va., Aug 13th 1861" with some excellent content "…I don't think there will be much more fighting, and I think we will be allowed to come home about the last of December or the first of January. I left here last Friday, was a week ago and we have been going from our place to another trying to get a fight with the Yankees, but they are so cowardly that they will not fight us. One night we encamped in a mile and a half of Fortress Monroe, and Newport News and one Virginia Regiment went over in two hundred yards of the Yankees and burned the beautiful city of Hampton, and the Yankees seen and cried out murder and was scared worse than so many little children, and of the men that belong to the Cavalry rushed through the ranks of the enemy and fired both barrels of his gun and then shot five times with his repeater, and then he drew his saber and dashed through the rank of the enemy like a madman, and the Yankees was so badly frightened that they did not fire a gun and they run in every direction. Such as that goes to prove that there is no fight in them (The Yankees)…My constant prayer is that we will be allowed to return home in a few months and then remain in peace and quiet. But if it not my lot to return home, I pray that I will be carried to that better world where there is no such thing as war, and where it will be our continual song of praise to Him that sits upon the throne. Sallie, I want you to remember me in your prayers, and if we never met again on earth, I hope we may meet in a better world to part no more…" and signed "T.F. Head", accompanied by original cover bearing 5¢ green (1) pair tied by "Yorktown Va., Aug 13" cds to Forsyth Ga., faults and soiling, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

T.F. Head enlisted as a Private on May 20th 1861 and mustered into Company B of the Georgia 6th Infantry. He was discharged for disability on September 20th 1861 at Yorktown Va. On April 15, 1864 he mustered into Company H of the Georgia 6th Militia. He was discharged on APril 9th 1865 at Augusta Ga.

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Lot 2433    

Confederacy, 10-Star White Flag with Crossed Bars Lettersheet, flag encircled by blue "Confederate States of America, Aide Toi Dieu Taidera" patriotic design on printed "Head Quarters, Department Northern Virginia, Special Order" lettersheet dated December 22, 1864 orders reading "The following named men will report to Brig. Genl. W. M. Gardner, Comdg. Post, Richmond, Va. for assignment to hospital or other light duty to await action on application for retirement. Pvt. J. B. Brookshire Co. H 2 Mississippi Regt." and signed by W.H. Taylor as A.A. General, Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. ST-2    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Colonel Walter H. Taylor joined the Confederate Army short after Virginia voters approved secession in April 1861. Walter Taylor was soon assigned to the staff of General Robert E. Lee, shortly after the General was given command of Confederate forces. Taylor became no ordinary staff officer, but effectively the chief aide-de-camp to General Lee throughout the war. Since Lee was noted for his small, over-worked staff, the exceedingly capable and tireless Taylor had many responsibilities. He wrote dispatches and orders for Lee, performed personal reconnaissance, and often carried messages in person to corps and division commanders. Taylor greeted all people who came to see Lee, and usually decided whether they would be announced to the General. When General Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia in June 1862, during the Peninsula Campaign, Taylor became that army's assistant adjutant general. Taylor was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on December 12, 1863. Taylor accompanied General Lee during the surrender at Appomattox Court House.

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Lot 2434    

Confederacy, 11-Star Flag Lettersheet, red and blue patriotic design with "I go to Illustrate Georgia" - Bartow." imprint on lettersheet datelined "Camp Stephens, Oct. the 14th, 1861." and signed by James Corble, interesting content "…We have been expecting to hear marching orders for several days, but now we have lost all confidence in getting soon. Still it may be wickedness in me, but I should not be satisfied if the war was to end and we were not to get a fight…", Very Fine, ex-Brandon.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F11-10B    Estimate $500 - 750.

Camp Stephens was named for the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander H. Stephens, Confederate troops from Georgia trained at this camp and at Calvary Camp Milner.

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Lot 2435    

Confederacy, 11-Star "T" Flag Lettersheet, red and blue flag patriotic design with "T" for Tennessee and "To arms! to arms, ye brave" verse, on lettersheet datelined "Union City Tennessee, August 4" with some interesting content "…I think we will stay here about two weeks and then go to Missouri. They are all getting well now … We are got the ex-governor of Illinois here. We taken him off the cars night before last. We are in 30 miles of Cairo and in four miles of Kentucky. She holds her election Monday next … They are six thousand here now. We have cannons here, so if the Yankees were to com e down on the cars, we could soon stop them…" and signed by Thomas W. Deese; light toning and some ink stains, F.-V.F.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F11-8    Estimate $400 - 600.

Thomas Dees enlisted on May 1, 1861 as a Private mustering into Company F of the Mississippi 14th Infantry.

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