Cowan's Auctions December 2nd American History, Including the Civil War Auction Important Full Plate Daguerreotype of Governor Boutwell and his Council to be
sold in Cowan's December 2nd American History Auction
Excellent American Flags Also Offered in the Sale
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is captain William H. Chapman and the officer to the right is believed to be Captain Moses Merrill, killed at Molino del Rey, Mexico.
Deputy U.S. Marshall Buck Garrett's Personal Shaving Mug is expected to bring $10,000/15,000. This early 20th century porcelain shaving mug features a photographic transfer of Buck Garrett on horseback, aiming his revolver at an unknown target. Buck Garrett, born in Tennessee on May 24, 1871, moved as a child with his family to Paris, Texas, and got his first taste of man-hunting in Paris at the age of 18 as a U.S. Marshals' posseman. In 1894 D.U.S.M Garrett was in the manhunt for the last Dalton gang member, Bill Dalton. Bill was
hunted down and killed near Ardmore, OK. Sam Henderson, a newspaper reporter accompanying the manhunt, wrote that "Buck Garrett was the man who shot and killed the last of the Dalton gang; he will be known as the most famous lawman from Peking, China to London, England."
An Edward Curtis Platinum Photograph, Canon de Chelly, is estimated at $8,000/10,000. The photograph is signed by Curtis in the lower left corner.
A Gideon Welles' November 18, 1863 Pass to the Dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery is estimated to bring $3,000/5,000. This pass was issued to Gideon
Welles to accompany Lincoln by special military train to Gettysburg for the dedication.
A Civil War and Personal Archive of Major General Godfrey Weitzel is estimated to bring $10,000/15,000. A native of Cincinnati, Godfrey Weitzel was a major
general in the Union army during the Civil War, as well as the acting Mayor of the city of New Orleans during the Federal occupancy of the city. This extraordinary, large collection offers nearly 1,200 letters and documents
relating to one of the stalwart Major Generals of the Union Army. From his days at West Point and unfolding career in the antebellum Corps of Engineers through
the Civil War and his service in Texas, the collection offers a rich perspective on the most important, and most dramatic moments in Weitzel's life, with particularly rich detail for his time in Texas.
An Andrew Jackson ALS to Colonel George Gibson, Regarding the Need for Supplies for the Campaign in Florida, 1819, is estimated to sell for $8,000/10,000.
Gibson was the 11th Quartermaster General from April 1816 to April 1818. In this letter, Jackson discusses the need for supplies for his campaign in Florida.
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