Civil War Relic Genuine Journal/Letter Book of General H. H. Sibley, CSA
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. 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. The item "Civil War Relic Genuine Journal/Letter Book of General H. Sibley, CSA" is in sale since Friday, September 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "redeemedbygrace08" and is located in Spring, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States