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Siege of Petersburg (Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road) Manuscript Map, Plus

Lot of 3, including manuscript map, 9.5 x 7.75 in., showing the position of Brigadier General Francis C. Barlow's division during the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road on June 22, 1864. Barlow was in charge of the 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac during the battle. On the morning of June 22, a gap opened up between the 2nd and 6th Corps. CSA General Mahone took advantage of this split and surprised Barlow's men at the rear, causing the division to collapse. Though the 2nd Corps troops were able to rally before Mahone's reinforcements made it to the field, the battle ended inconclusively, with Union casualties at nearly 3,000 and Confederate casualties close to 600. In a report on the operations of June 22, Barlow describes, "I moved forward, placing one brigade on the prolongation of General Mott's line, and protecting my flank by throwing back two small brigades on my left. By the movement ordered not only my flank but my rear was exposed to the enemy, who soon pressed into the gap between the Second and Sixth Corps." The map featured here depicts the enemy advances made upon Barlow's division during that critical shift in lines between the two corps, and marks a position to the right of Barlow's division where prisoners were taken, labelled, "1st Mass taken prisoner." Consignor relates that the map came from the military papers of Brevet Brigadier General John Willian. West, Joseph R. Partially printed DS as First Lieutenant of the 6th New Jersey Volunteers, "Jos. R. West, 1st Lt., 6th N. J. V.," 1p, 8 x 10.25 in., "Camp 6th, Regt. N.J. Vols." August 9, 1862. Army voucher lists arms and equipment supplied to then 1st Lieutenant John Willian's command, Company D, 6th New Jersey Volunteers, days before McClellan's Army of the Potomac retired to northern Virginia in order to help John Pope deal with the Confederate forces threatening Washington. Items listed include, "45 Bayonet Scabbards," "45 Cartridge Boxes," "45 Waist Belts," "45 Screw Drivers," and other equipment. Willian, John. Autographed copy of "General Orders, No. 256," issued by the War Department, Washington, DC. September 15, 1864, listing all "Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, made by the President...since the publication of 'General Orders' No. 316, of September 18, 1863." Signed on first page, "John Willian, A. A. [indecipherable] Gen'l" as assistant adjutant general. Highlights include the promotions of Henry J. Hunt and George Stoneman in the Regular Army from major to lieutenant colonel (pages 11 and 6, respectively), the promotions of Generals Grant, Meade, Sherman, and Thomas to the ranks they held at the conclusion of the Civil War (pages 131-132), and future President James A. Garfield's volunteer appointment to major general (page 55). John Willian (1835-1869), though born in Lancashire, England, rose through the Union ranks to become a brevet brigadier general during the Civil War (appointed as such April 9, 1865). He served with the 4th, 6th, 8th, and 12th New Jersey Infantry Regiments and was promoted six times between September of 1861 and April of 1865. His military career notably included service as acting assistant inspector general for Brigadier General Gersham Mott and, later, for Major General Andrew A. Humphreys.閱讀更多

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  • 26d 16h
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7 000 HKD

Maryland Confederate 1861 Broadside Issued by CSA General Bradley

Printed broadside, 7.25 x 6.5 in., To the People of Frederick County. N.d., ca 1861. Broadside features "London" seal embossed at upper right corner. Text below title warns Maryland citizens of the impending Civil War, explaining that the only way forward is to "act promptly, decidedly, resolutely." The broadside then insists that the people of Maryland vote to "determine their future course and position..." Readers are persuaded against taking up arms against the southern states, as broadside proclaims, "the honor, the pledges, the welfare, the interests, the feeling of the People of Maryland are Southern, and with Virginia and the South." It continues by asserting, "We are Determined to oppose all efforts, by whomsoever made, to separate us from her and them." The Maryland residents "who agree with us" are then invited to Frederick City on January 16, 1861 for a chance to determine the next steps for the state regarding the approaching war. Ink inscription at bottom of broadside reads, "Signed by [indecipherable] — J.M. Kilgour — E. Louis Lowe — [indecipherable] A. Lynch — Bradley T. Johnson, and others — " Inscription is in one hand, possibly of Confederate States Army General Bradley Tyler Johnson. Bradley Tyler Johnson (1829-1903) was involved in both the political and military aspects of the Civil War, serving as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention at Baltimore in 1860 where he and many from his delegation pulled out of the convention and joined with the southern wing of their party, supporting John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane as nominees for President and Vice President. Once the war broke out, Johnson contributed to the forming of the 1st Maryland Infantry CSA, and served as a major and, later, a colonel within that regiment. He was involved in the notable May 1862 Battle of Front Royal, in which the 1st Maryland regiments from both Union and Confederate Armies fought against each other. It was prior to this battle that Johnson heroically rallied his men, many of whom were discontented over delayed discharges, with a powerful speech invoking honor, loyalty, and the glory of Maryland. Johnson and the 1st Maryland also fought at the First Battle of Winchester and the Battle of Cross Keys. Johnson himself was at the Seven Days Battles, part of the Peninsula Campaign, numerous major battles near Richmond between June and July of 1862, and was eventually promoted to brigadier general of cavalry on June 28, 1864.閱讀更多

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  • 26d 16h
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15 600 HKD

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