R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
paper “R. D. Evans U. S. N.” Farragut, (1801-1870) was the first Rear Admiral in the USN, “D. G. Farragut”.
609 FORD’S THEATRE - NEWSPAPER  ($10-Up)
Two fragments of a newspaper containing the story of the assassination, two sided frame, two frames, 11x13”. Toning at edges of ovals, but with the sadness of the event.
610 GEARY, GENERAL JONATHAN WHITE ($10-Up)
Geary (1819-1873), organized the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry, later governor, “Yours very truly Jno W. Geary, Bvt Maj Genl” on laid paper.
611 GENERAL ORDERS  ($150-Up)
Group of mainly printed objects, Union and Confederate. Two copies of Army of the Potomac General Orders No. 9, transferring command to Major General Joseph Hooker, Jan 26, 1863; two copies of Army of the Ohio General Field Orders No. 39, Dec 11, 1863, Major General John G. Foster assumes command; Atlanta, Apr 30, 1862, ALS, that a transfer to Artillery Corps is acceptable, Capt. Anthony; brown paper letterhead of CSA, 186- with rhyming couplets “Bright banner of Freedom with pride I unfurl thee..; autograph diary beginning “in Tennessee / on 10th Oct took part in Battle of Blue Springs” 1 1/2 pps; invitation to a family dinner at the parsonage; photograph of Maj John F. Hartranft, on mount of ‘Scherer, New York’ noted “enlarged from a small photo given me by him in 1862 when he was col of the 51st Reun.” with typed message laid down “Petersburg, Va. June 15, 1864 to April 2, 1865. / March 25, 1865. In an attempt of desperation, Gordon’s Corps broke through the Federal cordon at Ft. Stedman. This effort to cut off Grants right wing failed,...”; small red and blue image of Jefferson Davis, possibly cut from a letterhead or envelope. Nice lot.
612 GENERALS OF THE CIVIL WAR  ($5-Up)
Set of 34 postcards, Lieb Image Archives, York, PA, most as new, with a half dozen showing coffee (?) stains at edges of image [noted in list with *], overall very good to fine. Show Armistead, Beauregard, Buford, Burnside, Curtis, Davis, Forrest, Grant, Hancock, AP Hill*, Hood, TJ Jackson, Longstreet, McClellan, McCulloch*, Meade, Morgan*, Mosby, Pickett, Price*, Sheridan, Sherman, Sigel, Stuart, Van Dorn*, and Watie*.
613 GENERALS - UNION  ($50-Up)
A dozen Engravings, and one color printed page showing generals in blue. A nice group. Also, USPS Civil War Classic Collection 32 cent stamps, face value $6.40, mint. Portraits include Anderson, Halleck, Heintzelman, Lyon, Mitchel, Palmer, Schofield and Shields. Stamps show leaders from both sides, along with battles and non-military figures.
614 GERRIT SMITH AND THE VIGILANT ASSOCIATION ($50-Up)
Pamphlet “Gerrit Smith and the Vigilant Association of the City of New-York.”NYC, John A. Gray, 1860. Small 12mo, 29pp. A defense of abolitionist Gerrit Smith against accusations that he was part of the city’s Vigilant Association, which prevented, sometimes by force, the return of fugitive slaves to their owners, and against the claim that he supported John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry. In fine condition.
615 GORDON, JOHN BROWN ($200-Up)