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    Sale 2517 | Lot 44
    Price Realized: $938With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2517 Lot 44

      " GOD DELIVER OUR COUNTRY FROM BLOOD SHED" (CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) Webb, Elijah. Letter written from South Carolina during the Battle of Fort Sumter. Autograph Letter Signed to James Hagood, court clerk of Pickens, SC. One page, 12 x 7 1/4 inches, with address panel on verso bearing stamp and Anderson cancellation; tear at seal, folds, light toning to address panel. Anderson Court House, SC, 13 April 1861

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      Elijah Webb was the clerk at Anderson Court House in inland South Carolina, writing during the second day of fighting at the Battle of Fort Sumter which began the war. After reporting on a search for a deed at the town record office, Webb writes "War, war, fighting in Charles. God deliver our country from blood shed."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $938