2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Beautiful certificate from the Confederate States of America Bond issued by State of Missouri, 1862. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the state seal. This item has been handsigned, signed by W. Shields, Comr., countersigned by C.F.Jackson and retains 10 signed coupons. On the reverse in pencil is the prisoner's letter written by Will(iam) Shields who, on 9/13/1862, mustered into "C" Co. NY 140th Infantry and was listed as POW 5/5/1864 Wilderness, VA. In large part: "140th Regt. Co C., Jerome, Write soon. I wrote you two letters and have not as yet received an answer ... We are not to be discharged before fall- I will try to get a furlough the 4th of July. All the prisoners or who have been prisoners are to be discharged. I will remain yet a few months. So, dont forget that note at JD then is $700 to pay on it. Yours, Will. I have been unwell the last few days, severe headache - warm weather the cause." Claiborne Fox Jackson (1806-1862) was an American politician of the Democratic Party in Missouri. He was elected as the 15th Governor of Missouri, serving from January 3, 1861, until July 31, 1861, when he was forced out by the Unionist majority in the legislature, after planning to force secession of the state. On May 3, 1861, Jackson ordered the Missouri Volunteer Militia to assemble at various encampments throughout Missouri, including St. Louis, for six days of training. On May 11, 1861, Jackson appointed Sterling Price to be Major General of the Missouri State Guard; he ordered him to resist action by federal forces and Missouri Unionist Volunteers in Federal service. On May 12, Price met with General William S. Harney, the Federal commander in Missouri. They agreed to the Price-Harney Truce, which permitted Missouri to remain neutral for the moment. But, at the same time Governor Jackson had secretly dispatched envoys to CSA President Jefferson Davis and Confederate commanders in Arkansas asking for an immediate invasion of the state. He promised that the State Guard would cooperate with the Confederate Army in a campaign against Federal forces to effect the "liberation" of St. Louis. In addition, Lieutenant Governor Thomas C. Reynolds traveled to Richmond, with the agreement of Major General Price, to ask President Davis to order an invasion of the state. On June 11, 1861, Jackson met with Lyon, hoping to extend the truce, but Lyon refused. Lyon marched on Jefferson City with his forces, entering on June 13. Jackson and other pro-Confederate officials fled to Boonville, Missouri. Union forces routed the State Guard, commanded by Jackson's nephew John Sappington Marmaduke, at Boonville on June 17. At Carthage on July 5, Jackson took command of 6,000 State Guardsmen (becoming the second sitting U.S. Governor to lead troops in battle after Isaac Shelby of Kentucky did so during the War of 1812), and drove back a much smaller Union detachment led by Colonel Franz Sigel.
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Anersonville Prisoner’s Note on the Reverse of The Confederate States of America - Missouri Defence Bond - Signed by the Colorful Confederate Governor, Claiborne Fox Jackson

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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