2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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DAVID HUNTER (1802-1886). President of the Abraham Lincoln Assassination Military Commission that Tried the John Wilkes Booth Conspirators, from May 8 to July 15, 1865. Union Major General in the American Civil War who achieved fame by his "Unauthorized" 1862 General Order 11 Emancipating All Slaves held in three Southern States (then immediately rescinded by President Abraham Lincoln); sanctioned the organization of the first African American Regiment during the Civil War, Union Army Commander of the Department of the South. January 16, 1862-Dated Civil War Period, Autograph Letter Signed, "D. Hunter / Major Gen. Com.", measuring 7.75" x 9.75", 1 page, written on "Platner & Porter" headed stationery, Headquarters Depart. of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth, Choice Extremely Fine. Some prior thin fabric tape used to reinforce some fold splits on the blank back, being invisible from the front. Here, David Hunter writes to Adj. General Lorenzo Thomas in Washington, in full: "General: -- I respectfully request that Brig. General Benham may be ordered to duty in this Department. -- (Signed) D. Hunter / Major Gen. Com." David Hunter was one of the most Anti-slavery and Pro-black soldier of all Generals in the Union Army. He famously "Emancipated" Confederate held Slaves months before Lincoln announced his Emancipation Proclamation. The Letter is in exceptional high quality and is very attractive, relating to three Union Generals!
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1862 Civil War Union General David Hunter ALS Involving Three Union Generals

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Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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