Description: We offer a clipped signature and a CDV photograph of the highest-ranking Confederate general during the Civil War, Samuel Cooper (1798-1876). Cooper was a career soldier, serving during the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War before the Civil War. He was made Adjutant General in 1852 and served very briefly as acting U.S. Secretary of War in 1857.
The photo was published by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York from a Brady negative. Ruled mount measures: 4” x 2 3/8”. Has pencil identification and a “Martenet & Schley” sticker on verso.
The signature is clipped from a document with Cooper’s printed rank of Adjutant General below. Measures approximately 7/8” x 2 3/8”.
Condition: A few light marks on CDV, signature unevenly clipped, otherwise good condition.