Lot 390: Confederate officer named for his family's ardent political views (1831–1864) who served under W.H.T. Walker at Vicksburg, Chickamuga, and Atlanta, and was killed in action after being shot at the Battle of Franklin. Civil War–dated manuscript DS, signed "S. R. Gist," one page, 8 x 2.75, November 20, 1864. A promissory note, in full: "One day after date I promise to pay A. L. Dearing or bearer Four Hundred & Seventy Nine Dollars for Value received." In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds with small separations, a crease affecting the top of his signature, and a few small stains. It was just ten days later that Gist was shot in the chest while leading his brigade in a charge against Federal fortifications at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864.
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Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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