LEE & JEFFERSON DAVIS. He is arguably the most brilliant commander of field armies in American History. Within months of his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant and the close of the Civil War, Lee became the President of Washington College where he would remain until his death. Jefferson Davis (18081889) was an American military officer and politician who, after serving as a U. Senator and Secretary of War, was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 until its collapse at the end of the Civil War. AUTOGRAPH ALBUM SIGNED BY GENERAL OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY ROBERT E. LEE AND PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA JEFFERSON DAVIS ON THE SAME PAGE. Vintage hardcover autograph album owned by a Baltimore resident and signed inside by nearly 75 predominately Confederate figures including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis on the same page: R. Lee, Lexington, VA, Apr. 30th, 69, and, Jefferson Davis, 14 Oct. On May 1, he went to DC and met with President Grant for the only time after the war to garner his support for the project. NEARLY 75 PREDOMINATELY CONFEDERATE FIGURES HAVE ALSO SIGNED THE ALBUM INCLUDING THE RARE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER HARRY GILMOR. The remainder of the signatures include, Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Acting Assistant to Confederate Secretary of War and architect of the Lost Cause; James Murray Mason, Confederate Commissioner to the United Kingdom and France; Larkin Scott, witness at the Carthage Conspiracy Trial for the assassins of Mormonism founder Joseph Smith; Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, married Napoleon Bonapartes youngest brother (all four of these signatures are on the same page as Lee and Davis); Harry Gilmor, Confederate cavalry officer who led the well-known Gilmors Raiders; Isaac R. Trimble, Confederate General who led a division at Picketts Charge; Charles Marshall, Lees aide-de-camp, Assistant Adjutant General, and military secretary; Randolph Barton, major staff member in the Stonewall Brigade; George William Brent, Virginia senator who voted for secession and Confederate officer who served on the staff of Generals Braxton Bragg, P. Beauregard, and Joseph E. Johnston; William Matthews Merrick, circuit court judge for the District of Columbia and Maryland congressman who was arrested by President Abraham Lincoln after the suspension of habeas corpus; William Pinkney Whyte, 35th Governor of Maryland; Daniel Coit Gilman, first President of Johns Hopkins University; John P. Kennedy, President Millard Fillmores Secretary of the Navy; Reverdy Johnson, Maryland senator and lawyer who defended John Sanford in the Dred Scott case and the Lincoln assassin conspirator Mary Surratt; Thomas E. Bond, father of oral pathology; Stevenson Archer, Maryland congressman; and many more. (Philadelphia: Moss and Brothers) album contains original black morocco boards decorated in gilt, signatures in ink on 11 pages at the beginning, two poems in pencil before the signatures, two newspapers clippings (one taped to the page) on Daniel Coit Gilman and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte after the signatures, 4 leaf and flower souvenirs housed inside towards the end, engraved frontispiece and title page, 5 engravings throughout, measures 9.5 by 7.75, and in fine condition with professional rebacking to the spine, minor rubbing to the edges of the boards, spotting and markings on the endpapers and engravings, and a slightly loose front flyleaf. The item “Civil War Autograph Album Signed by Robert E. Lee & Jefferson Davis on Same Page” is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “grayautographs” and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Robert E. Lee & Jefferson Davis
- Autograph Authentication: Guaranteed to pass PSA/DNA, JSA, or Beckett