2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/20/2024
1861-Dated Civil War Era, 1st Edition Rare North Carolina Imprint titled, "Speech of T. N. Crumpler, of Ashe (North Carolina), On FEDERAL RELATIONS", (Thomas N. Crumpler here argues strenuously AGAINST Secession, he was later killed in a Civil War battle on July 11, 1862), printed at the Office of the Raleigh Register, in Raleigh, North Carolina, Very Fine. This important January 10, 1861 Speech was given by Thomas N. Crumpler to the North Carolina House of Commons. North Carolina joined the Confederacy during the Civil War, so one is likely to assume that this speech was in favor of secession. Actually, the opposite is true. This 16-page Imprint has its original stitched binding and measures 8-3/4" x 5-3/8" with self covers, printed at the Office of the Raleigh Register, in Raleigh, North Carolina. There is a small water stain on the bottom right corner of the cover and some small minor stains on the last few pages; otherwise, this is in very nice condition. In his speech, Crumpler argues strenuously AGAINST Secession. Rather, he encouraged his fellow legislators to exhaust every means possible to remain united with the North, preferring instead a diplomatic or a political solution. Crumpler saw the dangers and states, in part: "I do not care to speak of that day, when we shall look at every comer as the messenger of evil tidings, of that day when the mother as she hears the wind sigh around her dwelling, and rattle at the casement, will clasp her infant to her bosom in pale dread of the ruffian's touch and the assassin's knife." Original printed wrappers. Light tone and some humidity stains to outer wraps, with a choice Very Fine and clean interior. Crumpler, a young lawyer 25 years of age, served in the North Carolina House of Commons in 1860. He was an eloquent speaker, whereby Crumpler here pleads for the Preservation of the Union. He blamed the split in the Democratic Party in allowing the election as President of Republican Abraham Lincoln. When President Lincoln called for troops after the fall of Fort Sumter, the tide turned in this western North Carolina district. Crumpler then enlisted as a Confederate Cavalry officer in July 1861. Crumpler was a Captain in Company A, 1st Cavalry (9th Regiment of the North Carolina State Troops) and was later promoted to Major. He was wounded on June 29, 1862, while performing reconnaissance around McClellan's Army. Crumpler fell dead during a cavalry charge and died from wounds suffered at Willis's Church, Virginia on July 11, 1862, at the young age of twenty-seven.
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).

N.C. Confederate Legislators Important Pro-Union Speech AGAINST SECESSION !

Click above for larger image.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $750 - $2,000
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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