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CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF CAPT. ALBERT MAGNIN A superb archive of material from Captain Albert Magnin of the 26th, 99th and 203rd Penn. Vols. Magnin fought at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (at Little Round Top and facing Pickett's Charge), Chapin's Farm and Cold Harbor. Magnin was wounded three times, at Fair Oaks, Chancellorsville, and Petersburg. This large volume of material includes: a rare 12" x 6 1/2" calligraphied field promotion, Raleigh, May 17, 1865, in which Col. A. N. BACHMAN of the 203rd Pa. promotes Magnin to the rank of Captain (not noted in the official records), soiled, with folds; Magnin's muster-in document from the 26th Pa., 1p. 12mo., Philadelphia, June 4, 1861, signed by Col. WILLIAM SMALL, split at folds; Magnin's commission as 2nd Lt. in the 203rd Pa., 1p. folio, Harrisburg, Nov. 23, 1864, stained, toned, with fold splits; Magnin's commission as Sergeant in the 26th Pa., 1p. folio, "Camp near Brandy Station", Jan. 1, 1864, with loss at one fold; a Jan. 1, 1864 partly printed furlough issued to Magnin at Brandy Station; a very descriptive 12pp. Post-war account (unsigned) of his wounding before Petersburg; three manuscript speeches, each about 155pp. 4to., given at reunions in 1884, 1886 and 1887, superb patriotic, nostalgic content: "On to Richmond", "A Quarter of a Century Ago", and "Reunion of Delaware County Soldiers"; a bound copy in wrappers of Magnin's address given at the dedication of the monument to the 99th Penn. Vols. at Gettysburg, Sep. 11, 1889, along with an A.L.S. 3pp. 8vo., 1889 from the Chairman of the 99th Pa. Monument Committee asking Magnin to give the address dedicating the monument and to offer a summary of the regiment's role in the battle, a A.D.S. by Maj. WASHINGTON M. WORRALL of the 99th Pa. setting forth inscriptions to be carved upon the four sides of the monument, a program for an 1886 dedication of a similar monument at Gettysburg; twenty of so regimental documents, almost all post-war, a few signed by Magnin; a political card advertising Magnin's candidacy as Representative; and a 8" x 6" ca. 1890 photo of Magnin and fellow veterans of the 26th Pa. all wearing GAR hats and pins. A fine, extensive archive of a devoted soldier and veteran.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,000

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