2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Josiah Gorgas (July 1, 1818 – May 15, 1883) was one of the few Northern-born Confederate generals and was later president of the University of Alabama. As chief of ordnance during the American Civil War, Gorgas managed to keep the Confederate armies well supplied with weapons and ammunition, despite the Union blockade. A pair of letters starts with, Richmond Oct 26, 1864 “Having purchased through an agent in Montgomery Co. a quantity of beef and desire to have protection ... we have from 45-50 men & families to provide for”. In response is the Letter Signed, “J Gorgas”, E. Tenn, “ ... I am assured that the condition of the agreement have been complied with ... the supplies are needed for consumption ... I think Gen’l Buckner will grant the permission requested.”
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The Chief Ordnance Officer, Gorgas, Supplies Alot of Beef

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $812.50
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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