Collecting Civil War autographs


Collecting Civil War autographs

Who is a proud owner of a fine Civil War autograph collection and would like to share it with fellow collectors..

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Jefferson Davis signed cut

jefferson%20davis%20matt.bmpLatest piece of Civil War history that I 've added to my collection.. I like it

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Robert E. Lee Signed Photo

Started by Dan Moss Mar 11, 2020. 0 Replies

Hi, I'm looking to sell this Robert E. Lee signed CDV. I was going to consign it to auction but I thought I'd offer it here first. If you're interested send me a message with your best offer!Continue

Newest piece put together

Started by Lou reves Jun 14, 2017. 0 Replies

Here is my newest piece it is intaglio cards stamped with the original plates used to make the ten dollar bill with an original signature of General Phil Sheridan

Union General Irvin Mcdowell

Started by Roger Furr. Last reply by Ben Middleton Jan 18, 2016. 4 Replies

Signed Dept of Pacific letter dated 9/28/1881 nice item of the 1st commander of the union army of the Civil War.... not bad for the collectionContinue

CSA General Jubal A.Early hand written letter

Started by Roger Furr Feb 9, 2014. 0 Replies

General Jubal A Early hand written letter for my collection from University ArcivesContinue

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Comment by Matt abcde on March 24, 2014 at 7:44pm

Thank Roger, for my collection it doesn't get much better than that Upton ALS. I've been collecting for about 2 years, I was interested before but, I was put off by the costs. Now I have a little more money from time to time so I get what I can, when I can. I also collect WWII autographs and I have several hundred I obtained, either personally or sometimes second-hand. Lastly I collect Japanese Flags that were brought home from the Pacific in WWII.

Comment by Roger Furr on March 24, 2014 at 2:55pm

Great item Matthew how long have you been collecting Civil War autographs ,do you collect other fields

Comment by Matt abcde on March 22, 2014 at 6:22pm

Here is a great 4 Page ALS signed by Emory Upton circa 1871 that is being sent to his friend and another Union General Thomas Ruger. Ruger is going to be taking the upcoming position of Superintendent of Cadets at West Point, where they will serve overlapping careers for a period of 4 years. Upton critiques the current Superintendent Pitcher "he's too kind hearted" as well as outdated policies at the Academy. He also mentions General Thayer, who is known as "The Father of West Point". He goes on to portray his confidence in Ruger's ability and outlines his ambitions about how they should reform the school during Ruger's tenure.

While Upton may have been the most one of the most brilliant young Tacticians to emerge from the war, sadly his writing is just appalling to read. I have most of it transcribed, if anyone is interested.

Happy Collecting!

Comment by Roger Furr on March 17, 2014 at 1:12pm

Nice one Matthew ,thanks for sharing it with us

Comment by Matt abcde on March 16, 2014 at 11:58pm

Here is my very latest signature, a MG George H. Thomas signature with Rank. The paper is in rough shape, but the price was way too good. 

Comment by Matt abcde on August 30, 2013 at 7:27pm

Comment by Irishjohan on August 29, 2013 at 11:52am

Cheers Matthew - If there are any you are looking for, don't hesitate to ask - I have a few McClellan examples myself too, and some items connected to Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed. I find the era very interesting.

Comment by Matt abcde on August 29, 2013 at 10:43am

Thanks Irishjohan, This weekend I will post large pictures of the front and back of the Francis C. Barlow letter. It is a letter to his friend Edwin Abbott, another Harvard Graduate. 

Comment by Irishjohan on August 29, 2013 at 7:39am

Oh...and welcome to the group.... where are my manners?!

Comment by Irishjohan on August 29, 2013 at 7:38am

Excellent stuff! I'd be interested in seeing the Barlow signature. I have some of Franklin B. Gowan - an influential figure of the same era. Nice work!


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