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.
1833. Much soiling and dampstaining, overall in good condition.
660 SOLDIER’S LETTERS: 14TH INFANTRY CAMP  ($50-Up)
Two soldier’s letters, ALS, June 21, 8165 from 1865 from Richmond, and May 29th, 1865. He writes a soldier’s common lament, “You cannot imagine how I feel when your letters do not come regularly...” and promises he will send money when he is finally paid. Second letter partly cross written on last page. Both in fine condition!
661 STEPHENS, ALEXANDER  ($65-Up)
Vice President of the Confederate States, (1812-83). Envelope Franked“Alexander Stephens MC” to Col. Linton Stephens, Crawfordville, Ga, where Stephens was born.
662 SUBSTITUTE VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT ($55-Up)
City of Poughkeepsie, NY, ADS 24 Dec 1863 that “Jacob Dykeman, 19, laborer,..agreed..to become a substitute..for Albert H. Bashgte..for sufficient consideration...’X’”A chilling procedure. There is a small piece missing from the right side, but it appears that nothing written is missing.
663 SUBSTITUTE SOLDIERS - 1864  ($45-Up)
Group of 30 DS, February 1864, issued by the NY County Substitute Committee, overseeing the substitute soldier process. These are signed statements that new enlistees haved each received the $300 due them, and relinquishes all claims against the County of New York.
664 SUBSTITUTE SOLDIERS - 1863  ($50-Up)
55 DS, all September 1863, by various drafted men who applied to show that they were in “Indigent Circumstances” and had obtained a substitute. Some affirm that they could not find a substitute.
665 SUBSTITUTE SOLDIERS - 1863  ($65-Up)
Group of 64 DS, September 1863, issued by the NY County Substitute Committee, overseeing the substitute soldier process. These are signed statements that new enlistees haved each received the $300 due them, and relinquishes all claims against the County of New York.
666 THOMAS, GENERAL GEORGE H. ($10-Up)
Union Major General, active in Tennessee and neighboring states, and gave candid reports on the challenges of Recosntruction. ANS,“With great respect your obedient servant G. Thomas, Major General...USA, Washington, D. C. October 13th, 1865,”very fine, with slight soiling, not important.
667 “THREE MOUNDS” ORIGINAL POEM - 1863 ($20-Up)
Folio, unsigned Autograph Poem,“Mayland Heights Jan 20, 1863” one full side, a soldier discovers the graves of three fallen heroes “From the soil of old ‘Keystone’ they rushed with their muskets / To strike for their homes and their firesides dear...”On verso, a song “Marching Along” five verses with chorus, “..Burnside’s our leader he’s gallant and strong / For God and our country we are maching along.”
668 TOTTEN, JOSEPH G. ($175-Up)
American soldier (1788-1864); served in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. His Signature on a photographic mount, 9.25” x 11.25” bearing a photographic image of him that has been much retouched. A very interesting piece, with his distinctive signature.
669 TREASURY DEPARTMENT, C. S. A. ($45-Up)
In the House of Representatives May 25, 1864, Jefferson Davis presents the request from the Treasury Department for “an additional sum for the support of the Government”followed by G. C.Memminger asking“for authorization to buy cotton for the purpose of procuring the