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CIVIL WAR DIARY OF OVER 100 SIGNED CONFEDERATE, 54TH TENN. INFANTRY, 21ST VIRGINIA REG., IMMORTAL 600

$1,750.00

Description

A REBEL GIRL'S CIVIL WAR ALBUM OF CONFEDERATE AUTOGRAPHS BELONGING TO MISS SALLIE BLOW: An octavo volume containing almost 150 signatures, handwritten poems, drawings, and one carte de visite. The autograph book belonged to a young woman of a well known Virginia family and is dated circa 1862-1865. It is filled with autographs & handwritten poetry by Confederate officers and enlisted men. The album is black leather bound with gilt decorations and lettering on the covers and spine and contains engravings by John Sartain, J. C. McRae, Edward F. Finden, and others. At least eleven of the autographed names have been found in the Official Records Index of officers and enlisted men, including: "Frank. J. Moses, Sumter, SC"; "Geo. W. Woolfolk, Maj. C.S.A.", one of the Immortal Six Hundred, Confederate officers who were held prisoner by the Union Army in 1864-65, who were intentionally starved and refused to take an oath of allegiance to the U. S. under duress; "Geo. Howard King C.S.A." in the 21st VA. Infantry; "W. W. Zimmerman C.S.A. Aide De Camp" who was a First Lieutenant; "W.(?) G. Anderson, Capt. 54 Va. Regt. Army of Tenn." the regiment was organized in 1861 and fought with the Army of Tenn. at the Battle of Chickamaunga, the Atlanta Campaign, and at the Battle of Middle Creek; "R. B. Caldwill, 5th NC Cavalry" his regiment was formed at Garysburg, NC during the fall of 1862 and was active in the Gettysburg Campaign  in 1863 when Robert E. Lee led the main Confederate Army in a military invasion of Pennsylvania. The 5th was disbanded at Danville, VA after news arrived at surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; "Thos. P. Cleseland 10th Ga Regt', Washington, Ga" an infantry regiment that participated in most of the key battles of Robert E. Lee's Army of North Virginia; "John Leyburn Asst. Surgeon, Rockbridge Artillery & C.S. Navy"; "Private H. C. Slaymaker, Otey Battery" the unit formed in 1862 by Captain George Gaston Otey and became one of the Confederate Army's premier, and highly respected artillery units. The album also contains a carte de visite of Captain Harry Christmas of Texas, a group of unmounted cards, and pressed flowers. This historic American Civil War treasure will provide many hours of pleasurable research into the history behind these fascinating people. The front cover is completely detached, with some chipping and loss at the spine. Corners and edges are worn and bumped. Edge toning to the internal pages. Minor soiling throughout. A few loose pages with tears. Signatures are clear and bold.

$1750   #12352