March 2012 Auction Ends Wednesday, March 28th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/28/2012
Handwritten note by President Abraham Lincoln signed ''A. Lincoln'' in the early stages of the Civil War as both sides were quickly industrializing for combat. Dated 31 October 1861, note reads in full, ''If the gentlemen bearing this are, as they say, workmen in the line of works at the Arsenal, I think Major Ramsey better employ them. A. Lincoln / Oct. 31 1861.'' A hint of frustration can be felt in Lincoln's note, only days after the Union's humiliating defeat at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, which resulted in Congressional oversight of the war through formation of the Committee on the Conduct of the War. In this note, Lincoln refers to then Lt. Colonel George Ramsay, Commander of Arsenals, incorrectly identifying him as Major, although he was promoted a few months earlier, and ultimately made General in 1863. Notecard measures 3.25'' x 2''. Uniformly toned and moderately foxed. Overall in very good condition, easily readable and visually engaging. Originally sold by 1930's autograph dealer Thomas F. Madigan as evidenced from label of original, included frame.
Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed -- ''If the gentlemen...are, as they say, workmen...Major Ramsey better employ them...''
Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed -- ''If the gentlemen...are, as they say, workmen...Major Ramsey better employ them...''
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $8,711
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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