2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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GEORGE H. BANGS (1831 - 1883) Pinkerton detective and Pinkerton's chief assistant during the Civil War, Union intelligence officer and Secret Service agent for George B. McClellan. Rare war-date fine content A.L.S. "George" with "Geo. H. Banks" penned beneath in his return address, 3pp. 4to., Baltimore, June 14, 1863 to his mother. In small part: "...It has been a shamefully long time since I wrote you...I know it will do your heart good to hear from...your Prodigal son...I am still with Mr. Pinkerton. This is the 9th year...In August 1861 I went to Washington and was there associated with the Provost Marshal General's office under Mr. P until March 1862 when I accompanied General McClellan to the Peninsula, being in the Secret Service Department of the Army...I had full charge of this for a considerable portion of the time... I was sick with the Malarious fever...I was also with General McClellan...during the Maryland Campaign, being present at the battle of Antietam, and with him until he was removed when Mr. Pinkerton withdrew...having no confidence in the ability of General Burnside...I was in New York investigating some heavy frauds there in the Mustering and Disbursing Office...since have been principally here upon an operation, where the Adams Express Company have been robbed of $120,000.00...In the latter operation we have arrested all thieves, have convicted...all but one...and have recovered nearly all the money...". Very good.
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Secret Service - Pinkerton Agent For McClellan

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $650.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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