BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID A. WEISIGER - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 03/09/1870 - HFSID 273013
Sale Price $360.00
DAVID WEISIGER. Promissory Note signed: "D.A. Weisiger" as Cashier, 8¼x3¾. Petersburg, Virginia, 1870 March 9. No. 1124. Promissory note for $600, issued by Citizens' Savings Bank to W.F. Doyle. The note, which was payable on demand with the presentation of the certificate, yielded six percent interest. Also signed by the Bank's President on front. Endorsed by Doyle on verso when the note was redeemed on September 28, 1870. Three-cent Internal Revenue stamp affixed at upper margin. Weisiger, who had been hailed as "Hero of the Crater" while in command of the Virigina brigade during the July 30, 1864 battle, had returned to Petersburg, where he became a bank cashier, after the war. David Addison Weisiger (1818-1899) had served in the Mexican War before becoming Captain of the Virginia Militia, serving as "officer of the day" at the hanging of John Brown in 1859. At the start of the War, Weisiger entered Confederate service as the Colonel of the 12th Virginia in May 1861. The following Spring, he was attached to the brigade of General William Mahone, seeing action at Seven Pines, the Seven Days and Second Manassas, where Weisiger was badly wounded. Recovering in time to fight at Gettysburg, Weisiger succeeded Mahone to command the brigade following the battle of the Wilderness. Wounded at the Crater, Weisiger served as a Third Corps brigade commander through the war before being pardoned at Appomattox. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. "X"-cut bank cancellation. Tape remnants on verso lightly show through at upper and lower corners. Overall, fine condition.
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