Lot 400: Exceedingly rare combination of Civil War–dated endorsements by Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Junius Daniel, Richard S. Ewell, and Robert H. Chilton on a docketing panel removed from an application for furlough, one page, 9.5 x 7.25, September 1863. Silked on both sides for preservation. In very good condition, with separations to folds, toning and soiling, and chipping to edges. The most notable autographs are those of Ramseur and Daniel, two Confederate heroes of the first day of Gettysburg who were both killed in action in 1864. Ramseur represents one of the rarest and most sought-after of all Civil War autographs, and Daniel is also considerably scarce. Ewell, who achieved fame as a senior commander under Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, is remembered for his controversial decisions at Gettysburg and Spotsylvania Court House. Chilton served as chief of staff under Robert E. Lee for much of the war. With an extraordinary combination of rare and important signers, this is an outstanding, likely one-of-a-kind Civil War document.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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