Lot 401: Civil War–dated endorsement signatures, "R. S. Ewell" and two "R. H. Chilton," on the 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. Ewell (1817–1872) achieved fame as a senior commander under Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee but made controversial decisions at Gettysburg and Spotsylvania Court House. Chilton (1815–1879) served as chief of staff under Robert E. Lee for much of the war.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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