Raynors HCA 2017-09
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RIPLEY, Roswell Sabine (1823-1887) was an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War and, despite being Northern-born, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Autograph Letter Signed “R.S. Ripley, Lt. Col”, 1pp., datelined “Head Quarters Fort Sumter, June 7, 1861”. Having taken control of the fort after its surrender, Ripley writes Col. Edward Manigault, ordnance officer for South Carolina, “Lieut. Blake proceeds to the city this morning, & is directed to ask of you such information as you can furish him concerning the Ammunition Boxes, ordered for this fort. The understanding was that they should be done on Wednesday...I venture to suggest that the boxes if furnished be sent direct to this fort, that the a/c including drayage be checked by one of your offices & sent to me. They can be settled by this method at once..." Tipped at left edge to a slightly larger sheet,, VG.
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Very Scarce Confederate Letter Sent From Fort Sumter

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Minimum Bid: $1,200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,452.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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