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.
means of paying, in coin, the interest on certificates of indebtedness...” and the amount needed is $10,000,000. Age toning heavy, but still a presentable piece, 4to, and scarce.
670 UNION PASSES  ($300-Up)
Quartet of interesting military passes. Includes ALS “Alfred Ely” as US Representative from NY, 1/2p, 4to, Rochester, 11/10/1862. He requests a pass for his friend, George Silliman. With approval ANSs by Brig. Genl. “J.H. Martindale”and Assistant Secretary of State “F.W. Seward.”With NS “John Tucker / Asst. Sec. of War,”1/2p, 8vo, on engraved War Dept. stationery, Washington, 1/5/1862. He gives permission for W.W. Hawley to visit the Army of the Potomac. With ANS “Geo. Cadwalader / Major General,”1/2p, 8vo, Washington, 11/24/1862, allowing Mr. Edward Merritt, who also signs, to visit Virginia “for some purpose which he will explain.”Finally, an interesting Forged [?] AN, signed as “B. Fowler, Lt. Col.,” requesting that Pvt. Thomas Davy be permitted to go home to Brooklyn, NY, on furlough. However, the style of the request is suspiciously awkward, without the usual military brevity, and the signature is shaky, with strange stops and starts of the pen, along with evidence of pencil tracing! Adjutants docket and approve the pass on verso in the name of Maj. Gen. McClellan and Gen. McDowell.” All very good.
671 U.S. ADJUTANT GENERAL ORDERS 1863 ($20-Up)
Book “General Orders, War Department, Adjutant’s Office, 1863, nos. 76-212.”Washington, [US Army], 1863. One volume only of the full series, giving orders from March through July of 1863. 12mo, brick red cloth with gilt spine. Ex library, with Rock Island Arsenal handstamp on title page. Very good/fine. Includes recruitment rule adjustments, court martial reports, Medal of Honor awards, etc., from the turning point of the war - during the period covered by this volume, the Union captured Vicksburg and won the bloody Battle of Gettysburg.
672 UNION GENERALS OF THE CIVIL WAR  ($70-Up)
Forty five engravings and prints, of the important generals in the U.S Army: Banks, Foote, Fremont, Halleck, Hunter, Lyon, Porter, Scott, Thomas...fine group, good condition.
673 UNION SOLDIER’S PAPERS  ($110-Up)
Wonderful group of papers about McGraw’s service in the Union Army. Certificate of appointment as Corporal in the Ohio Vet Infantry Volunteers, 1 Feb 1865, Silk ribbon of President Grant; tintype of young boy; several papers including discharge, 1 July 1865; and his medal from the State of Ohio. Very good display lot.
674 VOLUNTEER STATEMENTS  ($200-Up)
Statements of Volunteers, Re-Enlisted in the Field. Blue forms, “Credit N.Y. City Quota, City and County Bounty Paid $300.” Ten forms, good condition
675 WALCOTT, COL. ALFRED PETER  ($160-Up)
A splendid family group of letters and memorabilia about Walcott and the Civil War, with 2 photographs, one of Walcott during the war years, and another of a friend from Pennsylvania as an old man, in uniform, “In memory of days of ‘61-‘65, Father in Dress Suit of N. G. P. (?).” Great for an exhibit of the times, and in very good condition.