Lot 398: Confederacy

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:59:45

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Lot 398: Interesting printed cardstock broadside printed in 1865 by Jas. B. Rodgers, 8.75 x 7, reading: "Died, near the South-Side Rail Road, on Sunday, April 9th, 1865, The Southern Confederacy, aged four years. Conceived in sin, born in iniquity, nurtured by tyranny, died of a chronic attack of punch. Abraham Lincoln, Attending Physician. U. S. Grant, Undertaker. Jeff Davis, Chief Mourner." An epitaph appears below, ending with the line: "Your death gave freedom to the slave." In very good condition, with scattered staining and soiling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $800-1000
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