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Description:  Civil War General William S. Rosecrans (1819-1898) neatly signed his name on April 24, 1885 on a 2″ x 4″ card.

Rosecrans fought mostly successful battles during the Civil War, seeing action at the Battle of Rich Mountain, Iuka, Carnifex Ferry, Second Battle of Corinth, and Stones River. He brilliantly defeated Confederate General Braxton Bragg in the Tullahoma Campaign, but was humiliatingly defeated during the Battle of Chickamauga due to a poorly-worded missive. Aside from his lengthy military career, Rosecrans was  an inventor, a coal-oil company executive, a diplomat, and politician. He was briefly considered as Lincoln’s Vice Presidential running mate, but was ultimately passed over for Andrew Johnson.

Matted with a 19th c. portrait engraving of Rosecrans to: 11″ x 14″. Mat window for autograph: 1″ x 3″.

Item #A01256

Condition: The mat has some residue/damage, verso of card has mounting residue. Autograph is in very good condition with a neat, bold signature.