Civil War Relic: Genuine Journal/Letter Book of General H.H. Sibley, CSA For Sale
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Civil War Relic: Genuine Journal/Letter Book of General H.H. Sibley, CSA:
**Update as of 5/19/2020: The journal was valued by a historical sale group, I have adjusted the price according to what the sale house has determined to be its estimated value. **Up for sale is the genuine letter book (journal) from General Henry Hopkins Sibley, CSA during his New Mexico Campaign in the Civil War, passed down for multiple generations within our family. We have, over the years, allowed museums and historical centers to borrow the relic for display here in Texas. It has always been kept in a safe, which has been passed down multiple times. The book is full of incredible information and is an absolute fascination to read. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen medical issues in my family, I am needing to sell in the hope of helping to alleviate the costs involved. I would not be selling such a treasured heirloom otherwise. If you're looking at this I am sure you're familiar with H.H. Sibley, however here is some background:
Henry Hopkins Sibley (May 25, 1816 – August 23, 1886) was a career officer in the United States Army, who commanded a Confederate cavalry brigade in the Civil War.In 1862, he attempted to forge a supply route from California, in defiance of the Union blockade of the Atlantic and Gulf ports, while also aiming to appropriate the Colorado gold mines to replenish the Confederate treasury. After capturing Albuquerque and Santa Fe, he was forced to retreat after losing the Battle of Glorieta Pass (in today's New Mexico). He was then given minor commands in the southern Louisiana operations, but was accused of serious blunders, apparently caused by drunkenness.Sibley designed a new easy-to-pack 12-man bell tent and stove that were used for many years by the American and British armies.