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.
General Orders: Nov 19, 1862 regarding Accounts Payable; Aug 9, 1866, “An Act to establish a Bureau for the relief of Freedmen and Refugees,” General Orders, Feb 8, 1864, re Court Martial,and last, an unused Union Certificate of Disability for Discharge, some fold marks, but all very fine.
677 WAR RECORDS: DONATION LETTER ($10-Up)
War Department Publication Office TL, Aug 11, 1883, informs the person in charge that a donation of Confederate military papers of the late T. C. Hindman, apparently from his son Captain Biscoe Hindman of Helena, Arkansas. At the bottom of the page, ALS to inform the donor that he will always be able to get copies of the donated material.
678 WAR REMINISCENCES 1928  ($40-Up)
A typed letter answering an inquiry for recollections, Feb 7, 1928, Scranton, PA, TL,“I ran away from home aqt the age of 15 and enlisted in the old 143rd Reg Penn Inf’ty, while at City Pint Vir, “where we laid a few days waiting for orders”...While at City Point President Lincoln and his staff rode down the street and stoped about a block below the Baricks...but I was too too timid so did (not) have the oppertunaty I longd for to speak to the great Lincoln.”Signed with a rubber stamp, and all mis-spellings are the writer’s! Unusual first person account and good view of the times. With a printed image of Beerner in later life; original photo of two “Lieutenants 1st Vol. Cav.” Also, an unused furlough form from Guyton Hospital, in Georgia, 186-.
679 ZOUAVES: DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE with SASH and PHOTO ($625-Up)
Gorgeous deluxe partly-engraved DS by Col. “Gouverneur Carr” and Lieut. “Will Sinclair,”1p, large folio, [NY], 9/1/1865, certifying that “Frank Kochendoerfer, Private, Comp’y. C, 165th Regiment N.Y. Vols., 2nd Duryea Zouaves Served faithfully as a Soldier in the U.S.A. in the War of the RebellionAnd was honorably discharged after Three years Service.”At bottom center is a list of the battles in which he fought, including Port Hudson, Winchester, and Cedar Creek. A color vignette at top shows Liberty holding the US flag and a sword, the Capitol, the US Constitution, and Union soldiers marching; at left, an American eagle perches atop an easel supported by muskets, upon which is tipped a 3.5” x 2.75” albumen Photograph of Kochendoerfer in his dashing Zouave uniform. At upper left is part of his maroon sash with gold braid tassels. All are contained under glass in a contemporary wooden frame, overall size ca. 19.5” x 23.5”.Age-toned, with minor discoloration at edges; photograph slightly faded, but still very clear. Overall in very good condition and a fine item for display.
680 ZOUAVES: TINTYPE ($375-Up)
Exceptional Tintype, partly tinted, showing a fierce young Union soldier (probably a younger and less war-aged Frank Kochendoerfer; see previous lot) in a full-length studio pose wearing his flamboyant Zouave uniform. The braid of his jacket and the top of his fez are colored in red by hand, with gold for his ring and pin. In half of a