J. E. B. Stuart choice pre-secession signature and rank

05 Aug

Confederate general (1833–1864) best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as a cavalry officer. After leading successful offensive actions during the Northern Virginia Campaign—as well as a ‘late,’ disastrous showing at Gettysburg, which led to a personal rebuke by Lee—Stuart was killed during the Overland Campaign at the age of 31. Ink signature, “Lieut James E. B. Stuart,” on an off-white 4 x 1.5 slip clipped from a document dated 1857. Cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Stuart in uniform and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 13.25 x 25. In fine condition. During this time Stuart served as an officer of the newly formed 1st Cavalry stationed at Fort Leavenworth. He would be wounded in July of 1857 by the Cheyenne while fighting at Solomon River. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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