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Description: American lawyer and Civil War Union General Lewis Wallace (1827-1905) neatly signed this bottom part of a check for seventeen dollars made payable  to “Jacob & Co.”.

Lew Wallace served in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War where he participated in the Battle of Fort Donelson, the Battle of Shiloh, and the Battle of Monocacy. He also served on the military commission for the trials of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. He later was appointed governor of the New Mexico Territory (1878-1881) and was a U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire (1881-1885). In addition to his military and political achievements, Wallace is famous for writing Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Check trimmed to approximately: 1 ¾” x 7 ¼”. Includes 1980 receipt of purchase of this item from autograph dealer Conway Barker. Item #A01364

Condition:  Partial check in good condition with a large, bold signature.