Autographed Letter signed

FRENCH, Gen. William H.

to Cart
Price: $300.00

TermsAsk a Question

Place Published: San Francisco
Date Published: 1867

Description: 4 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9 inches, San Francisco, January 18, 1867. Signed "Wm. H. French" as colonel, to a senator, inquiring why his promotion to brigadier general has been held up and mentioning General Grant, in part: "I have my appointment of Bvt. Brigadier here in possession why it was withheld at the War Office and by whom and what for? I will not hazard to say. On a communication forwarded through Gen. Halleck to General Grant, General H. made the following endorsement: '...I fully concur in the statements of Colonel French and I think his services most eminently merit additional promotion...'" Slight discoloration along a vertical crease; very good(-) condition.

Comments: Union major general; aide-de-camp to General Franklin Pierce in the Mexican War; hero of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville campaigns in the Civil War.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 236117

More AUTOGRAPHS: webrss
More 19TH CENTURY: webrss
More AMERICANA: webrss
More CIVIL WAR: webrss
More MILITARY: webrss

By This Author: FRENCH, Gen. William H.
By This Publisher:
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

I have to congratulate you and Argosy Book store. I have received "Fêtes Galantes" very promptly on Thursday and had no tax to pay (very rare 'cause French customs are very greedy when parcels arrived from the States). Love to do business with you ! Best regards - M.A.
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis