May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 115
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250
IRONCLAD AT RISK (CIVIL WAR.) JOHN A. DAHLGREN. Autograph Note Signed, "JDahlgren / R Adm," to an unnamed recipient (lacking salutation): "No risk to the Montauk's safety must be incurred. Captain Scott will please to take the opinion of . . . Pilot Hafford into consideration in deciding on the judiciousness of the monitor leaving for Washington." Written at foot of page is a statement signed by the Admiral's wife attesting to the authenticity of the note. 1/2 page, 8 1/4x7 inches, ruled paper; mounted to larger sheet, right and lower edges trimmed, some scattered staining affecting text (but still legible), folds. sold as is. Np, 21 January [1865: from docketing]