January 26th Rare Autograph & Book Auction
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A Daniel Edgar Sickles 4.25" x 2.5" signed card with salutation. The card reads in part "Dear General Carr - thanks for/ the handsomely bound copy of the manual". The card is dated March 14, 1884, and signed "D.E. Sickles" In fine condition.

Daniel Edgar Sickles (October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914) was an American politician, soldier, and diplomat. Sickles was involved in a number of scandals, most notably the 1859 homicide of his wife's lover, U.S. Attorney Philip Barton Key II, whom Sickles gunned down in broad daylight in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. He was acquitted after using temporary insanity as a legal defense for the first time in United States history.

Upon the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Sickles became one of the war's most prominent political generals. Despite his lack of military experience, he served as a brigade, division, and corps commander in some of the early Eastern campaigns. His military career ended at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, after he moved his III Corps without orders to an untenable position, where they suffered 40% casualties but slowed General James Longstreet's flanking maneuver. Sickles himself was wounded by cannon fire at Gettysburg and had to have his leg amputated. He was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

With One of a Kind Collectibles LOA.

Daniel Edgar Sickles Signed Card
Daniel Edgar Sickles Signed Card
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $369.00
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

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