Lot 382: Benjamin Franklin ‘Grimes’ Davis

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:05:20

Lot 382: Union cavalryman (1832–1863) considered the first Union officer killed in the Gettysburg Campaign. Civil War–dated ANS signed "B. F. Davis, Col. 8 N.Y. Ca., Com. Brigade & Divison," one page, 3 x 5, June 4, 1863. Note written from "H. Quarts. 1 C. Brigade, Camp near Brooks Station." In full: "Approved and Resp. Forwarded—This officer is worthy and the service would be much benefitted by the acceptance of his assignments." In fine condition, with trimmed edges; seemingly clipped from some type of larger letter or document. This dates to just five days before Davis was killed in action at the Battle of Brandy Station at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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