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tigertrader

I missed this note from my first pass through on the auction but noticed it just now. Not sure about authentication but if real I think this is a great piece of history!

http://www.lynknight.com/items/1149756?search%5Bcatalog_session_id%5D=1634&search%5Bpage%5D=7


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BABYSITR
A leap of faith to buy, and probably expensive to prove.....but, what if it's all real????? sure looks good
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maxcrusha (aka Greg)
sold for $325 before the juice...  390 all-in
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tigertrader

I didn't buy it as I just do not know enough but that seems like a decent gamble.


Hoping maybe we get a conclusion to the story even it is is just eventually...


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mikelaw
Definitely a leap of faith. If it was Lee’s signature it would be in a museum.
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mikelaw
This one has Longstreet’s sig. Anyway, interesting post.  Click image for larger version - Name: 950BA784-45E1-487F-9DD0-BF9195187DA8.jpeg, Views: 73, Size: 1.29 MB Click image for larger version - Name: E3A64EC9-8FEF-48F5-B274-89D0AE202DD6.jpeg, Views: 76, Size: 1.26 MB
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YoungCollector
At the time, the union took the view that this was worthless paper.  Southern speculators would buy it for about a penny on the dollar thinking the union might fine the south and make it pay something for the money.

The southern speculators paid in greenbacks which they got from the sale of cotton to the north.  After the initial stages of the war a blind eye was turned toward the cotton trade because northern factories still needed cotton.

It is said the term "greenback" originated in the south, but I am not so sure ...
But I am sure Genl Lee would have avoided carrying greenbacks on him.

The point being - at the time of Appomattox, a note like this had no role as hand-to-hand currency and Lee would have had to rely on gold.
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teddysmith1952
Very interesting thread.  I'm seeing "Army of the James" which was present with the Army of the Potomac at Appomattox.  Can anyone read what it says directly above that?  I'm hoping it's his regiment.  Also, any stabs at his signature?  Thanks.
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mikelaw wrote:
This one has Longstreet’s sig. Anyway, interesting post.  Click image for larger version - Name: E3A64EC9-8FEF-48F5-B274-89D0AE202DD6.jpeg, Views: 35, Size: 1.26 MB
  

Where is James Longstreets sig?
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YoungCollector
Very interesting thread.  I'm seeing "Army of the James" which was present with the Army of the Potomac at Appomattox.  Can anyone read what it says directly above that?  I'm hoping it's his regiment.  Also, any stabs at his signature?  Thanks.


AB Laurrier Chief, 22nd Unit?

lyn translates what I think is Northern as Yorktown

There are plenty of civil war buffs out there and one would think Lyn would not have let this go at auction if anything could be done with it.

You just post the image up on a civil war forum and let the enthusiasts do the work for you.
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DepressionScripGuy (Rod)
Here's a better picture of the writing....  You can click on the picture, then down at the bottom right corner is a box with a diagonal line through it.  Click on that and click on the image to go full size.

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teddysmith1952
Thanks.  I just can't make out what's going on below the guys sig.  
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DepressionScripGuy (Rod)
Played with it a little bit in Photoshop... but I'm with you, hard to read what it says for sure.  Lynn's description says A.J. Laurence, Chief.  And I'm sure the last line is ______USA.



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Dan Cong
my take on manipulating the image

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Dan Cong
Army of the James
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_campaign_Union_order_of_battle#Army_of_the_James
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