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.
Engineers / A.D. 1860.” Minor imperfections in the surface as with early photography, not detracting from the overall appearance of the piece. Signed salt-print photographs from this period are very scarce. Excellent condition.
630 MUSIC: BEAUREGARD’S RETREAT FROM SHILOH ($15-Up)
Bound Sheet Music “Beauregard’s Retreat from Shiloh”for narrator, chorus, and piano. Anonymous. Cincinnati, Peters, 1862. From a bound collection. Includes “Jeff Davis’s Requiem.” Light foxing, otherwise very good.
631 MUSTER ROLL, C COMPANY, 40TH REGIMENT  ($50-Up)
Individual statements signed by the Mustering Officer that he has mustered in new enlistees to the United States Service, Dec 1863. Each of these is rubber-stamped “Credit City Quota” and “City and County Bounty Paid.”Historic records from a troubled time.
632 MUSTER ROLL, CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS ($110-Up)
Broadside, of all the company members of the 4th CT Volunteers. This unit saw action at Chambersburg, Williamsport, Frederick and defenses of Washington until Jan 1862 when the regiment was renamed to 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which participated at Gettysburg and other places, losing 227 men. Very good condition.
633 NATIONAL VETERAN ASSOCIATION ($55-Up)
Membership certificate, unissued, with eagle and two vignettes - soldiers, sailors; with two holes and a light stain on lower left quadrant.
634 NEW JERSEY: FIRST NEW JERSEY BRIGADE  ($110-Up)
Broadside, Head-Quarters, First Division, Sixth Corps, Sept 15th, 1862, General Orders, printed in red and blue, and a good looking piece though foxing and tears at the top border, and soiling. Also discharge paper with $592.37 “Paid in Full” stamp; envelope; Dept of the Interior letter, Sept 22, 1905, about claim for pension for the discharged soldier. Several copies of other papers.
635 NEWSPAPERS: NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD ($20-Up)
“National Anti-Slavery Standard,” vol. XXI, no. 25, 11/3/1860. New York. Articles on secession, one warning “VIRGINIA ARMING FOR REVOLUTION!” In very good condition.
636 NEWS: ARMY NAVY JOURNAL 1864 ($10-Up)
Newspaper, 16 pages, Jan 23, 1864: “...an intended Union expedition from Charleston, to be composed of land and naval forces, which may soon break up the dull monotony of the siege.”
637 NEWSPAPERS: LINCOLN ASSASSINATION  ($30-Up)
Two souvenir copies of the “New York Herald,”Nos. 10,456 and 10459, different editions from 4/15/1865, announcing the murder of President Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State Seward. With notes on Jeff Davis’s flight from Richmond, Lee’s surrender, and the movements of Sherman’s army. These appear to be souvenir reprints of the original issues. Second with extensive fold splits repaired with glassine tape, otherwise very good and good, respectively.
638 NEWSPAPERS: NEED 300,000 VOLUNTEERS! ($20-Up)
The Salem Observer, Nov 21, 1863, with Lincoln’s call for more volunteers, as well as a Thanksgiving Proclamation by the Massachusetts governor.
639 NEWSPAPERS: NEW YORK TRIBUNE 1860 ELECTION ($20-Up)
Sept. 8, 1860, 12 pages; one feature “Campaign Documents...Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln.”Very good.
640 NEWSPAPERS: NEW YORK TRIBUNE 1862 ($20-Up)
Saturday June 14, 1862, with front page reports from a number of generals.
641 NEWSPAPERS: NEW YORK TRIBUNE RICHMOND FALLS! ($75-Up)
April 4, 1865, with a