Abraham Lincoln's Civil War autograph sells online, priced $12,000



2015-06-26 12:00:58

Abraham Lincoln's Civil War autograph sells online, priced $12,000

Scribed on a document promoting a war hero to Brigadier General, the signature will auction later today

Freeman's Fine Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera auction begins later today (May 27, 10am, US time) in Philadelphia, featuring many notable items from the Stevenson-Easby collection.

Among them is the first American pocket atlas, and nearly 30 years of the diaries of a prominent Philadelphia gentleman of the 19th century.

Other highlights include many letters and works relating to Mathew Carey (1760-1839), the Irish-born publisher, economist and close associate of Benjamin Franklin and US President John Adams.

Live online biddingwill also beavailable- and islikely to attract eager collectors of autographs, manuscripts and historic memorabilia from all around the world.

This 1864 document signed by Lincoln, appointing Manning Ferguson Force to the role of Brigadier General, will be sold in its original presentation metal toleware cylinder (Click to enlarge)

Another US President appearing in Freeman's sale is Abraham Lincoln, with a number of signed documents going under the hammer.

Among the Lincolnautographs is a manuscript dated to May 11, 1864, appointing Manning Ferguson Force to the role of Brigadier General during theAmerican Civil War.

 Abraham's signature is clearly scribed on the document

The contract bears a paper seal and is bright and clear, with minor creasing and occasional minor spotting alongside clear signaturesby Lincoln and Edwin M Stanton, his Secretary of War.

Force (1824-1899) became known as the commander for the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Union Army, and was later a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his gallantry in action.

This fine and historic document of power and decorationduring theAmerican Civil War willgo under the hammer atFreeman's auction with an estimate of $8,000-12,000.

Original architectural watercolour drawings by Frank Furness and early-19th century American watercolours relating to the Seminole War will also feature in the sale.

Meanwhile,Paul Fraser Collectibles currently holds another historic and valuableAbraham Lincoln autograph. It is currently for sale to collectors as part of our American Presidents Portfolioof exceptionally rare documents and signatures.

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