Telegram To Civil War Hero General Ruger From House Of Rep. - S.c. Gov Election For Sale

1876 South Carolina Gubernatorial Election - IMPORTANT BACKGROUND:

The months leading up to the election of 1876 in South Carolina were rife with tension. Violence was ever present and groups of armed men, calling themselves "rifle clubs," roamed the countryside. Supporters of the Democratic Party, they would often break up Republican meetings and intimidate Republican voters, both white and black. Black Republicans would often do the same toward black Democrats, Freedmen disillusioned with the corruption and broken promises of the Republican Party. Gen. Thomas Ruger was tasked with assisting Governor Daniel Chamberlain and the United States Marshals in keeping the peace.Under the watchful eyes of U. S. troops, who had been placed at various polls throughout the state, Election Day came and went with little event. The result of the gubernatorial election, however, was anything but peaceful. In the first days of ballot counting, it appeared that Republican incumbent Daniel Chamberlain would win a second term, but by Thursday Democratic challenger (and South Carolina's favorite son) Wade Hampton III took the lead. Hampton declared a victory, but Chamberlain claimed voter fraud due to stuffed ballots in Edgefield and Laurens Counties. As a result, the Board of Canvassers was unable to certify the election. President Grant declared Chamberlain governor and the State Supreme Court proclaimed Hampton the victor. In addition to the gubernatorial mess, two separate Houses of Representatives convened, one Democratic and one Republican, both claiming legitimacy.

Original1876 Telegram to Gettysburg Hero General Thomas Ruger from U.S. House of Representatives Sargeant at Arms, John J. Thompson. Ruger was assigned to protect S.C. State House during the turmoil of the Gov. Election of 1876.

Content of Telegram:From House of Rep. to General Ruger after the Election of 1876, asking Ruger to Appear at a U.S. HouseCommittee meeting in Washington, D.C.

Dimensions are8 x5 inches.Very good condition.

Please view our superb user response ratings and offer with confidence!

***Money Back Guarantee*** We know that you will love this product, but if for any reason you are unsatisfied, you may return the item in its original condition within14 days and your money will be refunded (minus shipping costs). No risk to the buyer!

Wewill e-mail the winning buyer within48 hours of sale close. Winning buyer must respond within 3 days to retain high offer status. Please send payment within 10 days after sale close. Due to the new policy, the only type of payment accepted is PayPal. High buyer pays $6.00 for USPS Priority Mail shipping and Delivery Confirmation. Certified mail services (signature required) will be included on all orders $300 and over at no charge to the buyer.

Please feel free to email us any questions!

Good Luck and Happy offerding!


Telegram To Civil War Hero General Ruger From House Of Rep. - S.c. Gov Election

This item has been shown times.

Buy Now

Telegram To Civil War Hero General Ruger From House Of Rep. - S.c. Gov Election:
$7




Francis Maloney Signed Letter And Envelope Ct Senator 1935-45 picture
Francis Maloney Signed Letter And Envelope Ct Senator 1935-45


Australia Diplomat Ambassador Roy A Peachey Autographed Card 1960s picture
Australia Diplomat Ambassador Roy A Peachey Autographed Card 1960s


Great Britain Diplomat Ambassador Archibald Ross Autographed Card 1960s picture
Great Britain Diplomat Ambassador Archibald Ross Autographed Card 1960s


Great Britain Diplomat Ambassador Sir Donald Murray  Autographed Card 1980s picture
Great Britain Diplomat Ambassador Sir Donald Murray Autographed Card 1980s


Great Britain Diplomat Ambassador Sam Falle  Autographed Card 1975 picture
Great Britain Diplomat Ambassador Sam Falle Autographed Card 1975


Poland Diplomat Ambassador Maria Regent-lechowicz Autographed Card 1980s picture
Poland Diplomat Ambassador Maria Regent-lechowicz Autographed Card 1980s


Iran Diplomat Ambassador Manouchehr Marzban Autographed Card 1970s picture
Iran Diplomat Ambassador Manouchehr Marzban Autographed Card 1970s


Signed Daniel K. Inouye Ww Ii Medal Of Honor Typed Letter picture
Signed Daniel K. Inouye Ww Ii Medal Of Honor Typed Letter


Lawton Chiles Signed Document  picture
Lawton Chiles Signed Document


New Mexico Governor Bruce King Hand Signed Autograph Letter picture
New Mexico Governor Bruce King Hand Signed Autograph Letter


Follow Us!