2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/15/2022
GOURDIN, Robert Newman (1812-1894) was a signer of the Ordinance of Secession from St. Philip and St. Michael's Parishes, Charleston, at the Secession Convention of South Carolina. He was chairman of the Executive Committee of the "1860 Association" of Charleston which published secessionists pamphlets. Robert Gourdin, who never married, died in Charleston February 17, 1894, and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina. A good confederate politician’s letter written by “Robert N. Gourdin”,dateliuned Charleston, Setember 6, 1861, 2pp., written to Mann S. Valentine who funded the famous Valentine Museum in Richmond. In part, “Is it not lamentable that so many generally intelligent and respectable in the Northern states should have been duped into taking and active part in this wicked invasion of the South? ... The North has under-valued our resources and our manhood, and we are in a measure to blame for this mistake. Its aggressions and our submission to them have been co-equal with the imaginations of the Federal overnment, and we have so invaribly comprimised away our Constitutional right and abandoned our interest at the bidding of the North, that it has at last grown to believe us incapable of resisistance to its grossest inactions and prepared for any degree of huniliations...” ... He continues regarding a Yankee prisoner held in Libby, “I will be obliged would you give this young gentleman your care, should he require it ... Mr. King’s uncle, Bishop Dehon of our state was universally beloved ...” On the reverse, “In answer to an inquirery in regard to a Yankee prisoner-wounded & in the Libbey prison”.
Click on a thumbnail above to display a larger image below
Hold down the mouse button and slide side to side to see more thumbnails(if available).

The Secessionists Writes Regarding A Yankee POW

Click above for larger image.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $450.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $562.50
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items