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The Civil War Brigadier General and U.S. Congressman signs his name in black ink
Signature: "J.Benton/ M.C." in black ink. 3¼x1¼ clipping. Jacob Benton (1814-1892) was a United States Representative from New Hampshire. A practicing lawyer, Benton served in the New Hampshire House from 1854-1856 before serving as a Brigadier General during the American Civil War. After the war, Benton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, a post he would hold for two terms (1867-1871). Benton died at the age of 78 after being thrown from his carriage. Irregularly cut. Stained throughout. Slightly soiled. Light surface creases. Mounted residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: August 19, 1914 in Waterford, Vermont
Died: September 29, 1892 in Lancaster, New Hampshire

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