2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Confederate Civilian's 4pp letter written by R.B. Robinson from Montgomery Ala., April 13, 1861. In part, " We had a great time here last night and yesterday. About 10 o;clock in the morning the news of the commencement of the fight at Charleston got aboard. The flag of the Confederate States was hoisted at the Telegraph Office and the building occupied by the Government was the scene of much and intense excitement. We also flung to the breeze from one of the front windows, the large new flag prepared by the Secretary in accordance with the resolution of the Congress. ... The Montgomery Blues brought out the Cannon and fired seven salutes in honor of each of the Confederate States, and one 'boomer' in honor of Genl Beauregard. ... It was a day long to be remembered in Montgomery. ... the band was chartered and taken round to the exchange to serenade the President and the Secretary of War. Loud calls were made for Davis & Walker, and at last General Walker made his appearance on the balcony of the second floor and proceeded to excuse the President from speaking on the plea of indisposition. He said he did not come out to make a speech, but simply to tell them the news from Fort Sumter. ... Four of the guns at Sumter had been silenced, and we were up to the hourof sending the dispatch, were uninjured in all respects. ... General Walker told the crowd too, that before tomorrow's sun sets, the flag of the Confederate States would float from the battlements at Fort Sumter, and he said, if those Black republicans at the North suppose that we will be satisfied with this, time will prove them woefully deceived. Before three months shall have passed, the banner of the Cotton States would flaunt the breeze from the Dome of the Capitol at Washington, and if they insisted still on war, it would yet wave proudly from the top of Faneuil Hall. This was the substance of his speech. Short and to the point. ... and then the crowd proceeded to Mr. Tombs Boarding House and serenaded him. ...."
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The Surrender of Fort Sumter Reported in the CSA Capitol at Mongomery

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,125.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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