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    Tennessee Letter Written On Christmas Eve 1860
    3 1/2 months later the country would be engaged in a bitter conflict that brought wailing and lamentation, and grief and sorrow into millions of American homes! I will tell you what our Congressman said in a speech here during the late canvass for President. He advocated the Union ticket. I agree with him in politics. He told the ladies that he believed, or at least he hoped that they were all for Union. I am for the Union, and oppose to fanatics both North and South. I hope that a bright and brilliant destiny yet await the American people in the Union. My sentiments are embodied in John Bell's recent letter...read it. 4 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2, in ink, written by William F. Sturne, to Mira Smartt. Comes with the original cover addressed to Miss Mira Smartt, McMinnville, Tenn., with C.D.S. Rogersville, Ten., Dec. 26. Rogersville, [Tenn.], Dec. 24, 1860 Miss Mira, It is now 12 o'clock at night - it is midnight, it is a time when our thoughts should be pure and holy and such I hope will be the motives that prompt me to a response of your welcome note of the 16th inst. bearing as it does a kind remembrance that I will hope to ever hold dear the contemplation of which springs up in my mind and causes a halo of pleasant association to cluster around the temple of pleasure like unto a bright oasis in a dreary desert to the weary careworn and thirsty traveler. I would not deal in vain endeavors to make you believe that a trip to McMinnville was fraught with many very pleasant reminiscences, but I would have you believe that those few days spent in your beautiful mountain town were the Elysian days of my past life. I will not say to what cause this was attributable to, it might have been to rest from toil and labor, it might have been to a change of place, it might have been to a visit to a fond, devoted and affectionate sister, it perhaps was to a change of society, or scenery, or it was perhaps the feasting my eyes upon an Anglo-Saxon beauty whose black hair and darker eyes penetrated the recess of a heart unknown to Love, unknown to woman's power to charm, to hold in silent meditation, but I am wandering from the course prescribed. I have not answered the question propounded some of them I will answer, one I will leave for others to answer, one confounded me, one question you ask is inexplicable to me, I wish I could answer it I will as [William G.] Brownlow says in regard to [President James] Buchanan's Administration, leave that for the future historian to answer, it is an incompressible question, like [Senator Louis T.] Wigfall of Texas in a recent speech before Congress in regard to the President's message, the more he read The extraordinary merit of Colonel Hill of the 35th Tennessee came under my personal observation. This noble officer has been distinguished on many a hard fought field. At Missionary Ridge, Hill commanded the 35th and 48th Tennessee Regiments, and in late 1863, he was appointed provost marshal of the Army of Tennessee, and served in that capacity during the Atlanta campaign. He distinguished himself in John Bell Hood's Tennessee campaign, and as a result was promoted to brigadier general on Nov. 30, 1864. In the last months of the war he commanded a cavalry brigade under General Nathan Bedford Forrest and participated in the campaign against Union General James H. Wilson.
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    1815 Listing Of Property & Slaves, Wythe County, Virginia
    8 1/4 x 13 1/4, manuscript in ink. List of lands, lots of grounds with their improvements, dwelling houses & Slaves owned by John Draper, on the first day of April 1815, lying and being within the first district of the State of Virginia, Viz., in the County of Wythe- one farm lying in Draper's Valley on the waters of Little Pine Run and Muse Run, eighteen & one half miles east of Wythe Court House, containing nine hundred and twenty nine acres- having thereon dwelling house of logs, one and 1/2 stories high, 26 feet in length, by 20 feet in width, 2 kitchens of wood, one smoke house of wood, one corn crib, one barn, & one stable, also one cabin, one blacksmith shop and one stable on a different part of the place. Likewise one cabin & some other out houses on a different part of the place. Valued at six thousand dollars- $6,000.00. Nineteen Slaves of the following description: Males, 5 between 12 and 50 years. 4 under 12 years. Females, 6 between 12 & 50 years. 4 under 12 years. Valued at $4,000.00 Total value: $10,000.00 John Draper Docket on the reverse: John Draper list of Land & Slaves. Light age toning and wear, small fold splits at the edges, paper loss at bottom edge, not affecting any of the content, and a couple of tiny holes in the paper within the body of the text.
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    Group Lot Of Letters To Confederate General James Longstreet
    Each one with his personal handwritten notation on them This is a group lot of five letters that were written to Confederate General James Longstreet. Three were written by his sister Sarah, and two by his nephew Charles. General Longstreet has personally added a handwritten notation on the reverse of each letter. The letters mainly concern an appeal by General Longstreet's sister Sarah to obtain the General's help in securing an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, for his nephew Charles, by using his influence with President McKinley. There's also some other very interesting content including the mention of the General's wife Helen, the Christmas and New Year's holiday, the General's birthday, God and the bible, their family, and more. #1: 3 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by his sister Sarah. Macon, [Miss.], Dec. 29th, 1899 Dear Brother James, Fisher's Son, Charlie, is an exceptionally studious, well behaved and ambitious boy, just- 16 years old last Oct. He seems to have his heart set on the Navy, and is anxious to enter the Academy at Annapolis as a Cadet; the President has the power of appointing ten or 12 such students. Charlie thinks you could secure the scholarship for him. Would it be asking too much of you to use your influence with the President to secure this appointment for him? The Principle of the school in Macon is more than willing to recommend him; and the Professors in the University of Oxford, Miss., speak very highly of him. If you decide to take his case in hand and wish to correspond with him address him at that place; his full name is Charles Fisher Ames; he is willing to take the examination and stand the tests of admissions. He wanted Grandma to write first to you. Well! The Christmas holidays are almost over, and while they have not been to me what I anticipated, a visit from you friends have entertained me, and been kind enough to come to my entertainments so the social enjoyments have been very pleasant. Today we have had a house full of young people because Fan Jarnagin is boarding with me; it does old people good to mingle with the young. Christmas is to me a very sacred season at the same time a glad and happy occasion because unto us is born a Saviour who is to save his people from their sins, and to bring peace Mrs. Ames on the back page. #2: 4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by his sister Sarah. Macon, [Miss.], Jan. 17th, 1900 Dear Brother James, I write to express our thanks and appreciation of the interest you have taken in securing this scholarship at Annapolis for Charlie Ames. I will say here that Mississippi pursues the same course with regard to competitive examinations as they do in Ga., and that Charlie was the youngest among the number that took the examination he is doing well at the University and the course of study he is pursuing will fit him for any vocation in life. So you have just passed your 79th or 80th birthday. I forget what year you were born, 1820 or 21. I know of no other Longstreet who lived to that age, and still you are in possession of all your mental faculties, and physically able to make a living for a young wife. This calls to mind the precious promises of God's blessed word; read the 91st Psalm and 3rd chapter of Proverbs; Then find 116th Ps. and read 3 verses beginning at the 12th, then 68 Ps. 19 then let us unite heart has a babe 2 weeks old, some unforeseen trouble has occurred I presume. My prayer is that she may be spared. She has such a house full of children; my sympathy's are always aroused for Motherless children. Have you heard anything from Mrs. Butts about her sketch book? We saw in the papers she was putting it through the press last year but have not received a copy, altho[ugh] I wrote her we would take one. Her letters came so rapidly and she seemed so enthusiastic that I thought she was in earnest and sent Mother's picture with the sketch which she promised faithfully to return. Did you agree to take a book? In the Providence of God this last year before the opening up of the 20th century is enlisting the world, you may say, in an advance move upon educational lines, this is surely a step in the right direction. God grant that the earth may be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the great deep and our children Sarah Ames on the back page. #3: 4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by his Sister Sarah. Macon, [Miss.], Nov. 12th, 1900 Dear Brother James, Now that Mr. McKinley is reelected, you may expect letters from every quarter asking for your influence; mine I hope will get in first, in behalf of Charles Fisher Ames, who you remember wants a scholarship at Annapolis. McKinley promised you if he was President again, to take his application under consideration. Charlie wants me to write without delay to you, so that his name will go in; don't forget him. We have heard very little from you since you left, but enough to justify the conclusion that you are making arrangements to settle a home in Franklin Co. by the time your term of office expires. Salubrity * is an attractive name for your Post Office, but in keeping with the reputation of Georgia climate, Dr. Minor's wife is in some part of the State now with Mr. Carter's family; he married her adopted daughter and has gone there to teach school. The Dr. hopes his wife will get strong up in the mountains. Fannie Longstreet, who married Mr. Tyson, has been in a miserable condition for 9 months. She always suffers a great deal during pregnancy, but since this last baby came she has not recuperated, her case has puzzled Dr. Minor; she is a good deal better today. Fisher's wife lost her babe after suffering intensely for 3 or 4 weeks; that happened last June; she is in fine health now. The saw mill is in operation I fear she has not taken proper care of herself; she thought when she was here nothing would make her sick; give our love to her. Write soon and let us know what your plans are. Your affectionate Sister, Sarah * Salubrity translates to healthiness or healthy life. Very neatly written. General Longstreet has added the notation, Sarah Ames. #4: 5 x 8, in ink, written by Charlie Ames. University Miss., Jan. 31st, 1900 Dear Uncle James, Allow me to write you a letter of thanks for what you have done for me, but I can not express my thanks in words so thankful am I. If ever the chance is allowed me to enter Annapolis, I will assure you I will make the most of it. Sending love to you and an equal portion for your dear wife, I remain, Your nephew, Chas. B. Ames Very neatly written. General Longstreet has added the notation, Charlie Ames. #5: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2, in ink, on imprinted piece of paper. Henry H. Howard. Charles B. Ames. Howard C.B. Ames, Answered. Sarah Longstreet Ames, was the sister of Confederate General James Longstreet. She married a Northern man, Judge Charles B. Ames, who had been born in Ohio, but settled in Mississippi. Ben Ames Williams, her grandson, and the grandnephew of General Longstreet, was one of the outstanding writers of the 20th century. One of his finest historical novels was titled, House Divided, a gigantic work which gave an excellent picture of a Confederate family in the War For Southern Independence, as they called it, and which included much about General Longstreet and his part in the various campaigns. Mr. Williams' last book, finished just shortly before his death, was titled, The Unconquered. It was a sequel to his House Divided, and was probably the first attempt in fiction to tell the story of the Reconstruction period which followed the war. It also included such new material concerning General Longstreet during that period. In the Unconquered, Mr. Williams in one place had General Longstreet speaking facetiously of his sister, Sarah; that she married a Northerner, Judge Ames, and that the war was not over for Sarah and the judge. He went on to say that the judge had a brother who was a Northern Methodist Bishop. The Methodist Church, had split into Northern and Southern wings over the slavery question, and were very bitter toward each other. During the war, Secretary of War Stanton had made Bishop Ames custodian of all the Southern churches that didn't have good Union men as preachers. As Williams has the General expressing it, Sarah and the Judge lived under one roof, but in a sort of armed truce. The judge didn't dare say a good word about his brother, the Bishop, as Sarah thought the Bishop was a Black Radical, a liar, a slanderer, and a blackguard- just like all Northern ministers. Mrs. Ames, as shown by her letters, was a devout Christian who lived strictly by her Bible, and from reading her letters, it would be hard to imagine her hating anyone, even a Northern bishop. Mr. Williams obtained much of his material from descendents of General Longstreet. An excellent grouping of five letters written to Confederate General James Longstreet by his sister and nephew with his handwritten notation on each letter. General James Longstreet : (1821-1904) Old Pete and Lee's Old War Horse, were two names commonly used when referring to Confederate General James Longstreet. He commanded the 1st Corps, of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, for most of the War Between the States. He fought at 1st Manassas, in the 1862 Virginia Peninsula campaign, at 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. He was briefly sent west by General Lee to bolster that army and saw action at Chickamauga and Knoxville. Returning east, he fought in the battle of the Wilderness, where he was severely wounded, and he surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox Court House, on April 9, 1865.
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    1868 Receipt For Recording Conveyance
    For ex-Confederate Family 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, manuscript in ink. Recd. Miss Nancy E. James One Dollar for Recording Conveyance & Fifty Cents to put Revenue Stamp on same. March 19th, 1868. John W. Daniels, Ex-Off. Register. With 2 cents George Washington U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamp with manuscript date cancellation. Nancy E. James had two brothers that fought in the Confederate Army during the War Between The States. They hailed from South Carolina. [see Confederate Letter section of the website].
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    1879 Receipt For Hotel Rental By Ex-confederate General
    For Benjamin J. Hill a Confederate General during the War Between the States 8 x 3 1/4, manuscript receipt in ink. $66.70 Rec'd of B.J. Hill. Sixty Six and The extraordinary merit of Colonel Hill of the 35th Tennessee came under my personal observation. This noble officer has been distinguished on many a hard fought field. At Missionary Ridge, Hill commanded the 35th and 48th Tennessee Regiments, and in late 1863, he was appointed provost marshal of the Army of Tennessee, and served in that capacity during the Atlanta campaign. He distinguished himself in John Bell Hood's Tennessee campaign, and as a result was promoted to brigadier general on Nov. 30, 1864. In the last months of the war he commanded a cavalry brigade under General Nathan Bedford Forrest and participated in the campaign against Union General James H. Wilson.
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    1931 Magazine Rod And Gun
    59 pages full of 1931 information on hunting and on silver fox farming, Many of these topics and pictures about animals are correctly not acceptable now days.
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    In-fisherman Magazine
    All about fresh water fishing plus,88 pages.
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    Faith For Today Devotional: December 20, 2009
    Original religious publication entitled Faith For Today , Radio program begun by the Rev. Dr. JCS, Heggelund, on WNLC in New England while he served as a contact chaplain for the armed forces during the Vietnam War. This was a critical time for him as he was taken prisoner in the Soviet Union before the Iron Curtain fell, for giving out Bibles translated in Russian, after being a guest at the University of Moscow. Today's devotional, one of a series of devotionals being prepared for a devotional book, is an original double sided document in the Faith For Today series. The front side includes a photograph, Bible verse, related thought, prayer, and music offering. The back side of the document includes any of a variety of items providing additional material of interest and inspiration ( the lyrics of a hymn song, personal experiences and recollections, biographical material). This week's devotional includes captivating winter scene photos as well as our original devotional message. For an additional cost of $4.00, double sided glass framing is available for the document upon the buyer's request. Final shipping cost may vary depending on whether or not a glass frame is requested. The default shipping method is USPS priority mail, however a reduced rate is available by USPS First Class mail which may be applied as a discount in the final billing. Customers using Google Checkout will receive a refund for the difference at the time of shipping.
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    Faith For Today Devotional: November 8, 2009
    Original religious publication entitled Faith For Today , Radio program begun by the Rev. Dr. JCS, Heggelund, on WNLC in New England while he served as a contact chaplain for the armed forces during the Vietnam War. This was a critical time for him as he was taken prisoner in the Soviet Union before the Iron Curtain fell, for giving out Bibles translated in Russian, after being a guest at the University of Moscow. Today's devotional, one of a series of devotionals being prepared for a devotional book, is an original double sided document in the Faith For Today series. The front side includes a photograph, Bible verse, related thought, prayer, and music offering. The back side of the document includes any of a variety of items providing additional material of interest and inspiration ( the lyrics of a hymn song, personal experiences and recollections, biographical material). Today's devotional includes recollections of the life of our senior pastor's mother, and the lyrics of one of her favorite hymns. For an additional cost of $4.00, double sided glass framing is available for the document upon the buyer's request. Final shipping cost may vary depending on whether or not a glass frame is requested. The default shipping method is USPS priority mail, however a reduced rate is available by USPS First Class mail which may be applied as a discount in the final billing. Customers using Google Checkout will receive a refund for the difference at the time of shipping.
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    New England Srapbook 1948
    A real Yankee scrapbbook with about eighty pages covered with great old timey country wisdom, scrap clippings and warmth.I can't help hearing Pepperidge Farm's country gentleman in the horse and wagon keep saying Pepperidge Farm Remembers as I browse though the many Autumn color scaps. Tough some parts date from 1927 and the 1930's the vast majority of this sweet treat is from the late post war 1940's. Recipes, family, farm and healh all liberally spread through out this hard cover mid century scrap book.
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    Yale Football Scrapbook 1908
    Scrap book Yale College football 1907 1908 1909 1910 almost 100 pages of early 20th century football photos and newspaper scrap clippings. Followed by page 53 MANY loose news paper scrap date up to 1937. The main focus is 1908 - 1910. College games include; tba The scrapbook itself has patent date which dates it to 1892, the first entry is 1907.A great picture of Walter Camp Yale's driving force as well as Coy and even a picture of the real Handsome Dan ll Bulldog in 1909, contradicting the Yale Alumni position of no new mascot until 1933. Many of this countries most famous and influential citizens are Yale graduates. Players include; tba Black Memorabilia Black Americana comic, actual play diagrams, rosters, Glee club fight songs, cheers, even President Taft. Ivy League Alumni museum quality scrap book that would make any fan of Handsome Dan the Bull dog proud. A virtual vintage foot ball documentry on paper. Boola, Boola Boola, Boola. Many more high resolution pictures avalable upon request.
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    Scrapbook Indiana Farm Boy 1927
    Pre Great Depression scrap book from an enterprising young man from 1927 through 1928. large scrapbook with about 100 detached pages of pasted newspaper scraps. Some detail famous Americans such as Mark Twain,Thomas Edison,George Washington,Charles Lindbergh and railroad genius Matthias W. Baldwin, but the best part of this book is the look into farming around the world through the eyes of the Prairie Farmer Indiana eddition newspaper.A series of clippings of Beauty Spots from the Middle West, note they never say mid west and a neat articl titled, We could not get along with out electricity.A large scrap book it measures fifteen inches by twelve.A neat early 20th century scrapbook.
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    Victorian Scrapbook 1897
    Scrap book Victorian Edwardian hard cover transitional. This scrapbook features twenty fory pages of scraps and about as many black at end. Bold and colorful some of the early scaps include the YMCA Hillyer Institure October 11 1897, a pansy covered cabinet card photograph of Sidney Robinson, several flags and Yankee and Rebel soldiers, a large cover from the Chicago Tribune caled Maid of Mount Olive, a tiny red scrap depicting an Christman tree with caption stating, electric lghts, twins, poultry, a great man in the moon getting a make over, several singer sewing machine wild birds,with a nice Baltimore oriole, 1904 Church and Dwight Wild Turkey by Arm and Hammer,a Gibbson girl by A.G. Learned, Black Americana Black Memorabilia, a crown marked Fowler Bros New York and London, J.P. Coats thread, policeman, pumpkin, cats, dogs, a donkey carrying explosives,stating I helped build Pikes Peak, Corticelli silk, Churchill latch string by Grace S Richmond,berries, babies, fruit and flowers.Rabbit, cow and butterflies. Hardcover antique scrap book easures twelve by ten in nice condition.
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    Scrap Book Glenna Rhine New Sharon Iowa
    Scrapbook and original poetry from the early 1940's. Why important? Glenna Rhine was a popular tearcher in the mid west and this scrap book is unique in that she composed and wrote a poem for each of almost eighty the pages scraps were so lovingly placed. This sentimentle and gentle memory book features dozens of norman Rockwell like pictures of a heartland warmth and strenght found in Middle America. A war time scrapbook,though it's hard to tell. Yet there is nothing showing the fear of war. Just a wonderfully feminine prospective of galant men in uniform Air Navy ecetera. and the children emulating them. Mostly though it is a soft kin focus on the great things and simple pleasres of the day. Th poetry is simple and sweet. One example of many; Clouds I saw my dream ship in the sky. It vanished and I said aloud. I found a thing that cannot die, A memory made of drifting cloud. And when I'm old and weak as straw, And all my friends have gone thier way. I'll call to mind white sails I saw, When I was young one Summer day.
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    Scrapbook Victorian Scrapbook Gay 90's
    Victorian scrapbook dated 1876, about 50 pages front and back great 19th century treats. Huge hardcover with detached covers and pages, this book measures fourteen by more then eleven inches and quite heavy. Black memorabilia black Americana Arm and Hammer, Horse veterinarian Kendall's Spavin Cure Sanfords ginger. Memorable scraps include; George A. Plummer Boston, Cleveland's Baking Powder, Taunton Iron Works, A huge telescope, Monkeys chimpanzee, lots of cats, breeds of dogs, Butterfly, Frog, Sleepng Beauty, snowman, a guy named Texas Charlie, who looks allot like Wild Bill Hickock, Indians, people fishing, Clarks Willimantic thread, S.S. Eaton Millinary Hats of Pylmouth Maine, A Tattoo woman, Imperial Skates,Hoytes German Cologne, Landreath's Seed, Plato, Socrates, Warners Safe cure, many rewards of merit and calling cards, steamboat, Merchant's Gargling oil, Ayers Sasparilla, a cdv like print of Lydia Pinkham, Tetlow's perfume, Buckinghams dye for whiskers, Browns iron bitters, several Spanish American items, torpedo boat Windslow, G.T. Pettinsill, Ensign Worth Bagley grave, Ensign Arthur L. Williard US Navy, Civil War General McClellan, Kimball's Drugstore Lewiston Maine, Burdock Blood Bitters, Stickney and Poor's mustard, L.J. Wheelden pianos, organs, sewing machines Bangor Maine, Mellins fods, James Pyles Pearline and a great looking wizard much like Tolkien's Gandalf in the Lord of the rings and Hobbit.
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    Comic Strip Early German Scrapbook
    Scrap Book 1855 - 1890 of 19th century comics from Germany. Wilhelm Bush, E. Reinecke, Stolzle, Haider and more. Seventy five page scrapbook of old Victorian comic strips well secured in this antique scrapbook. A large fold up Europe map with countries portrayed as cartoon charachters initial F.B. A rare Historic record of cartooning comics, many animals, dogs, cats, rats, mice, birds, racial black and truly symbolic. Several hundred comics. Great satire. The Servant, a fine wolf ? print Winchester by Nutt and Wells. A botanical characature and amazing color art engraving print of a lady as a flower called The Botanist of C. Tilton Fleet Street printed by G.E. Madeley, Wellinton St. Strand. In pencil reads 1827
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    Antique Edwardian Scrap Book 1905
    Antique Scrap book 1905 awash in brilliant ruby reds and vibrant yellow colors. Scrapbook is gold leaf hard cover. Sweet luscious fruit and vegatables, Barnum circus, Parrot Scott's Emulsion, lots of and drawn animals; camel, swan, elk, a neat farmer admiring corn, sailing ships, silhouettes, Scrap book has lots of detailed and colorful fish, reward of merit, Rings Ambrosial Hair Dressing. Sweet sixteen pages of nice scraps including covers in nice condition. Great Victorian Edwardian transition scrapbook.
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    Note Written By General Winfield S. Hancock
    Wounded during Pickett's Charge during the battle of Gettysburg! (1824-1886) Graduated in the West Point class of 1844. He won a brevet for gallantry in the Mexican War. Played a gallant role in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, and in the 1862 Maryland campaign which climaxed into the battle of Antietam. He greatly distinguished himself in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. During the battle of Gettysburg, Hancock commanded the 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. His decisive actions on July 1, 1863 helped to save the strategic Culp's Hill for General Meade's army. On July 3rd, his corps became the focal point for the celebrated Pickett's Charge in which he was seriously wounded. After his recovery, he went on to fight in the bloody battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, and earned the sobriquet Hancock The Superb. In 1880, he was the Democratic nominee for the Presidency of the United States. He was narrowly defeated by another ex-Civil War General, the soon to be assassinated, James A. Garfield. 5 x 4 1/2, in ink. New York, Jan. 13/73 Mr. H.S. Carns, New York, My Dear Sir, I presume I did not receive your first note as I have no recollection of it. I send you now the auto. The note is unsigned, but I guarantee that it was written in the distinctive hand of Winfield S. Hancock. At the time it was written, General Hancock was the senior Major General in the United States Army. President U.S. Grant had assigned him to command the Division of the Atlantic, and his headquarters were at Fort Columbus, on Governor's Island, in New York City.
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    Rare Hoover Individualism Manuscript & Book
    RARE ORIGINAL CARBON COPY OF A WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR THE BOOK 'AMERICAN INDIVIDUALISM' BY HERBERT HOOVER TOGETHER WITH A 1922 FIRST EDITION COPY OF THE BOOK. Some text differences indicate the manuscript to have been written prior to the first publication of his book on American Individualism in 1922 as can be viewed by Hoover's commenting on the war in present tense in the manuscript ('Our conduct in this war stands out as no other period in history for the universality of our service to our neighbors'--page 6 in the manuscript) and in past tense in the book ('The war itself in its last stages was a conflict of social philosophies'--page 1 in the book). Certainly the book was influenced by the manuscript as can be viewed by the similarity of the text including verbatim text in both the speech and the book such as 'Our individualism is rooted in our very nature. It is based on conviction born of experience. Equal opportunity, the demand for a fair chance, became the formula of American individualism, because that was the method of American achievement.' which can be found on the first page of the manuscript and page 65 in the book, 'the character, the courage, and the divine touch' which can be found on the last page of the manuscript and from a keynote paragraph in the book--see quote on dustjacket, and 'that opportunity for which the spirit of America stands' which can be found on the last page of the manuscript and on the last page of the book. The manuscript is 6 and 1/4 pages in length on tissue paper in blue ink and includes typed corrections throughout. On the top right corner of the first page is 'Hoover' in blue pencil. The book with blue cloth binding and gilt lettering retains the original dust jacket and is in very good condition over-all with some occasional light spotty discoloration near the margin on several of the pages. The dust jacket is in good condition. Shown below are images of three pages of the manuscript along with an image showing the book. Please inquire if you have questions and/or would like a shipping quote.
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