HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 
 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here

MAJOR GENERAL JACOB D. COX - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 07/26/1869 - DOCUMENT 291762

 
JACOB D. COX
Letter concerning a beef contract, sent to General William Hazen at the new Fort Wichita, in Indian Territory, sent a week before the camp was renamed Fort Sill.
Manuscript Letter signed: "J. D. Cox" as Secretary of the Interior, 1 page, 7¾x10. Washington, D.C., 1869 July 26. To General W. B. Hazen, Camp Wichita, I. T. [Indian Territory]. In full: "I acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th ultimo, in relation to a contract for beef entered into by you, and, for your information, transmit herewith, a copy of a letter of the 19th instant, from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and a copy of a letter, of this date, addressed from this Department to the Secretary of War, in relation to the subject. Very respectfully ". Jacob Dolson Cox (1828-1900) became a brigadier general of U.S. volunteers early in the Civil War. He commanded a division at South Mountain and Sharpsburg (1862), commanded the military district of Ohio (1863), and then returned to divisional command in the Atlanta campaign. He served one term as Governor of Ohio (1866-1867), failing to secure re-nomination because of his support for President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies. He was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Grant (1869-1870), but resigned in protest over the administration's failure to promote civil service reform. He was elected in 1876 to one term in Congress, and later served as president of the University of Cincinnati. He wrote prolifically and controversially about the Civil War. This letter is addressed to General William B. Hazen, a Union Civil War General stationed on the Western frontier. Hazen would later testify against Secretary of War William Belknap in procurement scandals which led to Belknap's impeachment. Belknap was not yet Secretary when this letter was written. General Hazen had recommended the establishment of Camp Wichita, near what is now Lawton, Oklahoma, just months before. On August 1, 1869, the camp given its present name, Fort Sill. Creased and toned. Multiple mailing folds. Signature lightly bled but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.


For more documents by these signers click the names below:

MAJOR GENERAL JACOB D. COX  


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
 
  $420.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $357.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document


All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.


This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.




Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

    
MAJOR GENERAL JACOB D. COX
Born: October 27, 1828 in Montreal, Canada
Died: August 4, 1900 in Gloucester, Massachusetts





<< Previous Page




The unauthorized use of images found on this website is prohibited and subject to criminal prosecution.
 

[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2017 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.