2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
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A great Federal soldier’s letter written by W(illiam) A. Stiffey who mustered into Co. I., PA 206th Infantry on 9/5/1864, promoted to Sergt. 1/29/1865. In part, “For the last fort night, I have been following Lee from Richmond in the direction of Lynchburg & am now 100 miles fromRichmond and 25 miles from Lynchburg at Appomattox Court House Virginia, where I suppose you have understood long ere this time to be the place where the famous Rebel Gen. Lee surrendered the Army of Virginia to US Grant under an apple tree which since that time has been dug up, root and branch, and are kept as relics of trophies of that memorable event Sabbath evening, 3-1/2 o’clock, probably 4 o’clock April 9th/65. ... Doug, I would like to have been at home when the news of Lee’s surrender reached there. I think I could have participated in the joys and rejoice of the Loyal people, but not the Copperheads., poor skulks, their day is over. I wonder what they will make of Lee’s surrender. Probably say ‘haven’t got Johnson yet’ ...” ... Include is a 7” x 2” piece of the referenced apple tree with a period note affixed, “A piece of the Apple Tree under which Gen. Lee surrendered.” ... also included is a early stereo of the famous Apple Tree.
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The Soldier Writes of Lee’s Surrender and Presents a Large Piec of The Apple Tree

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Minimum Bid: $3,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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