We are offering a check signed by Daniel Sickles, the Medal of Honor winner, Civil War general, and all around controversial figure because of his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. This check is dated Oct.25, 1886 and is drawn on the Bank of the Metropolis in New York City. It is made payable for $19.25 to the Japanese Fan Co. and carries the appropriate endorsement on the back. The check measures 8 3/8 inches by 2 7/8 inches. There is a punched hole in the check which was the standard way of cancelling checks of the time. In addition, there is also a large cross check cancellation in the middle of the check. One of the marks from the cross check cancellation has perforated the check leaving a small hole. This is a nice item with a good strong autograph from Sickles. One can only wonder what he was buying from the Japanese Fan Company.
Depending upon one’s point of view, Sickles either saved the Union forces at Gettysburg by placing the 3rd Corp in a position other than where he was ordered, or he almost lost the Battle of Gettysburg for the same reason. Most visitors to the battlefield will always remember the Peach Orchard where his men fought so hard and remember the Trostle farm where Sickles lost his leg to a cannon ball. Regardless of your feelings about Sickles, it is nice to see his signature appearing so strongly on a document written 23 years after the battle. This would be a wonderful item to archivally frame and hand on the wall in your study or office. It will definitely initiate conversations.
You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason we gladly refund your purchase price minus shipping. Within three days of receiving your item, simply notify us by email that you wish to return it. Once we receive it in original condition within 6 days, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges.