2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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The Club's articles are numerated in two pages as follows; "Art 1. We hereby organize ourselves into a club to be known as: 'the prisoners Club'" "Art. II We officers of this club & their respective duties shall be as follows" and continues with listing President duties, Commissary duties, and Officer of the day duties. "Art III the members shall uniformly address each other according to their rank or title.: "Art IV All discussions by members of the club with citizens or our jailors relative to public affairs is forbidden" "Art V it shall be regarded as disreputable & scandalous to associate or hold conversation with a member who has been detected in dishonorable endeavoring to secure to himself more than his ratable proportion of the provision furnished the club." On the reverse of page 2, pencil docketed, "1862, Articles for Club in Libby Prison, Oct- Letter by Gen'l Pierson" ... plus, Separately, three pages "Roster of Officers who were confined in same room with me in Libby Prison - I was taken by the cavalry under JEB Stuart and Stonewall Jackson's army when they struck the right rear of Popes Army - Aug. 24, 1862 - Marched to Richmond - Put in Libby prison - Paroled Set. 15th - Exchanged Oct 6th 1862. Document continues with listing of prisoner names and unit. There are (2) Lt. Col.; (12) Captains; (8) 1st Lieutenants; (47) 2nd Lieutenants These are not the original prison written documents as he references his exchange. Like still war-period. John Frederick Pierson (1839-1932), the son of a New York steel merchant, was privately educated in New York City. He joined the New York National Guard in 1857 (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), but once the Civil War broke out, he was attached to the 1st New York Infantry, Co. "H", as a lieutenant. He quickly climbed up the rankings (captain in May 1861, major in July 1861, lieutenant colonel in September 1861, colonel in October 1862, and breveted a brigadier general in March 1864). He was wounded twice, once at the Battle of Glendale and once more seriously on May 3, 1862, at the Battle of Chancellorsville (he was shot through the chest or shoulder). After his recovery, he was captured at Bristol Station, Virginia, and taken as a POW to Libby Prison in Richmond. He was exchanged 9/21/1862 Aiken's Landing VA. He mustered out with the two-year regiment on June 25, 1863. After the war, he joined his family's business, the Ramapo Iron Works.
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The Libby Prisoners Organize “The Prisoners Club” Written By The Colonel Who Was Captured By JEB Stuart

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,750.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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