Fitz John Porter 1895 Autograph Letter Signed & Handwritten Biographical Sketch

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Fitz John Porter 1895 Autograph Letter Signed & Handwritten Biographical Sketch
Fitz John Porter 1895 Autograph Letter Signed & Handwritten Biographical Sketch

Fitz John Porter 1895 Autograph Letter Signed & Handwritten Biographical Sketch
United States Army Officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. Best known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his subsequent court martial. July 20, 1895, 8×10.5, New York, written to H. Dear Sir, — In response to your inquiry of the 19th Instant delayed in reaching me by my absence from home – I cheerfully give you the information you desire, and add to it, perhaps to throw a little light upon any other point which threw up, I send you a sketch, concise, & my career written by a friend – and in support I respectfully refer you Appleton’s Biographical Encyclopedia – & Encyclopedia of New York Biography during the war – both of which you are likely to find in your public library. In a few days I will send you a copy of a memorandum to be given to a publisher in Chicago who asks for a date covering what you desire. Any further information you wish I will gladly give if in my power. Another work of reference of perfect reliability is Col. Powell’s Biographical Sketches of Living Officers of the Army. This ALS is accompanied by a handwritten document, penned on a single octavo leaf, 5x 8. This document is a handwritten account of his service record with dates of promotion. The document is signed at the head. In black ink, beneath which the retired general lists the complete ranking details of his military career, in full. From June 26,’56 to May 14,’57 – was assistant adjutant general with rank of captain & bvt. From May 14,’61 to Jany 21,’63 – Colonel 15th Infantry. From May 17’61 to July 4,’62 – Brig Genl Volunteers. From July 4’62 to Jany 21,’63 – Maj. Out of service Jany 21st’63 to Aug 5th’86 when appointed Col of Infantry to rank from May 14, 1866. A true statement will be forwarded to-morrow in typewriting. We authored the Presidential Autographs chapter in the 7th Edition of The Sanders Autograph Price Guide. We guarantee the authenticity of this item with our written certification, without time limit. We are full-time autograph dealers specializing in Presidential, Historical and Sports collectibles. Additional information and/or images gladly sent promptly. Some images are stock photos for items we have multiples of. Please alert us if you would prefer not to receive these specials. Please view our other auctions for additional material including historical autographs, Steiner Sports and Yankees memorabilia and Presidential signatures. We are full-time autograph dealers. We appreciate your interest in Shafran Collectibles. The item “Fitz John Porter 1895 Autograph Letter Signed & Handwritten Biographical Sketch” is in sale since Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “shafrancollectibles” and is located in East Meadow, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Fitz John Porter 1895 Autograph Letter Signed & Handwritten Biographical Sketch