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Autographed Letter of Confederate General Samuel G. French (1818-1910)
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Here is a cool autographed letter written by Confederate General Samuel G. French (1818-1910). French was born in Mullica Hills, New Jersey on November 22nd 1818. He graduated 14th in his class at West Point, 7 spots above his classmate, U.S. Grant. He served during the Mexican War where he was wounded and breveted for gallantry. On October 23rd 1861, he was appointed Brigadier General int he Confederate Army. He was made Major General on August 31st 1862. After service in Virginia, he was sent to command in North Carolina. In 1864 he was transferred to serve with the Army of Tennessee. He served with Cheatham's Corps at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. He died in Florala, Florida on April 20th 1910. This is a letter written on August 3rd, 1893 from Winter Park, Florida. He is writing to fellow Confederate general, Marcus J. Wright. He states that he is sending a copy of an image taken of him in New Orleans years ago and states that "It is the best I have of any in Confederate Uniform." He signs it with kind regards "S.G. French". The autograph is accompanied by a printed biography of his service as well as a modern Xerox image of the General. The paper that the autograph is on measures 5-1/4th inches by 7-3/4th inches in overall size. It is a fine piece of history!

Item #: B6631
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