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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 28, 2023 10:00AM EST
Lot 491

Abner Doubleday Framed Signature from Fort Sumter

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Abner Doubleday Framed Signature from Fort Sumter, rare, signed 'A. Doubleday Major General Fort Sumter S.C. April 14, 1865' on heavy cream paper, paper 1 1/4 in. x 4 7/8 in., ink bold and signature very clear, framed together with a printed miniature of Doubleday, verso with short biography attached and Antiquities Certificate of Authenticity from Antiquities, Ltd. guaranteeing the authenticity of the 'Very Rare Signature & Rank of Abner Doubleday,' including Registration '# 26812-F,' matted and framed, frame size 17 3/4 in. x 14 3/4 in.

Abner Doubleday (NY/NJ, 1819 -1893) was a United States Army officer and Union major general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in the opening battle of the war at Fort Sumter and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Measurements: Height: by sight, 13 3/8 in. x Width: 10 3/8 in.


Signature in excellent condition, frame with some light wear, potential water damage to back of frame.

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