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THE ULTIMATE SOUVENIOR: APRIL 2, 1861 - FORT SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA - AS ROBERT ANDERSON AND HIS 9 OFFICERS AWAIT RESCUE IN THEIR BLOCKADED FORT, THEY SIGN AN AUTOGRAPH PAGE… NO DOUBT KEPT BY ONE OF THEM AS A KEEPSAKE
Over the years several autograph pages of Anderson and his Officers have come to auction. Several have had “clipped” autographs of Anderson added… but this is the first that we have seen where in his handwriting he writes, “Fort Sumter, S.C., April 2, 1861, Yours very sincerely, Robert Anderson, Major U.S.A.”, and then the other 9 Officers signed below him.

The sheet measures 8 by 10 inches and each Officer has written in nice dark ink their name and rank. It would be impossible to improve the quality or appearance of this document. It is pristine, with no tears, staining or fading. A truly remarkable piece of Fort Sumter and Civil War history! We will include a copy of The Harper’s Weekly front page showing Anderson and his Officers which would frame beautifully.

#A447 - Price $5,950