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.
large American Eagle on the front page, and the headlines: “Virginia! Richmond and Petersburg Taken! Colored Troops the First to Enter the Slaveholders’ Capitol. The Rebels leave in haste....”Very fine, worthy of a good price.
642 NEW YORK: 56TH REGIMENT NYSV  ($75-Up)
Four pieces: ALS on C. H. Van Wyck letterhead, Newburgh, Mar 4, 1861 “Dear Brother and Sister, Father and Mother and all the rest of my Friends..”; ALS, June 4, 1864, Chapin, Ill, “Dear Sister...” with small envelopes for each.
643 NY COUNTY VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE  ($50-Up)
Group of twenty-five pink slip DS, 1864, certifying that one individual has presented another “substitute,” that he has been accepted, has been elisted into Military Service of the United States, and is entitled to the premium of TEN DOLLARS.”Signed by the Mustering Officer.
644 OATH OF PAROLE and DISCHARGE CERTIFICATES  ($110-Up)
Scarce Oath of Parole signed by Union soldier Levi Flagg after his capture in Louisiana, June 1863, agreeing not to take up arms again against the “Confederate States, or their allies.” With three discharge papers - one dated 1863 [Flagg’s], two 1865. All show wear, but overall condition is very good.
645 ORDINANCE OF SECESSION - MISSISSIPPI ($55-Up)
“Passed January 9, 1861...An Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Mississippi and other States...”two copies. On the blank pages of the printed piece, there is an 8 page ALS dated Jan 17th, 1862, rather newsy and signed “Jennie.”
646 PATRIOTIC ENVELOPES  ($800-Up)
In a handsome red binder from the collection of Hugh M. Clark, 75 Union patriotic envelopes, unused, and nicely arranged on pages in place with corners, not laid down. A handsome collection, some duplication.
647 REUINION - UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS  ($125-Up)
Official Program and Souvenir, Mobile, AL, April 26-28, 1910, 32 pps, nice but mouse chewed at upper left corner; The Last Reveille, CSA, 1903, 8 pps, soiled, aging; Minutes of the Sixth Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, Richmond, Va. June 30th, 1896, 166 pps, front cover loose, aging, soiled, but good; photograph “Hubert -1890” (?); another similar; another of Admiral Buchanan, CSA Navy, (Copy); “The Conflagration of Richmond, April 2, 1865” engraving, possibly frontispiece for a book.
648 SCHURZ, CARL ($10-Up)
American politician and Union Army general (1829-1906); US Senator from IL; famous for saying “Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right.”“C. Schurz.”
649 SHERMAN, GENERAL
WILLIAM TECUMSEH ($30-Up)
Beautiful carte-de-visite contained in a hard plastic mount. Good image, and titled at bottom.
650 SHERMAN, GENERAL WILLIAM TECUMSEH  ($10-Up)
Businessman, educator, author, Civil War Union general (1820-1891) and famous for his “scorched earth” policy on his march to the sea. Calling card, printed image and ALS“W. T. Sherman General. New York, May 25, 1890.”with paper loss affecting the ‘W’ but still desirable.
651 SLAVERY: ACT OF SALE ($50-Up)
Dated April 26, 1854, DS New Orleans, for $1250, these three were sent to Texas: “Abram, 45, Maria 50 and Caroline, 12.”