BRIGADIER GENERAL J. WARREN KEIFER - TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 12/21/1914 - HFSID 84381
J. WARREN KEIFER Two typed paragraphs on the American Civil War and in praise of Abraham Lincoln, signed by J. Warren Keifer, a major general during that war, in Springfield, Ohio in 1914 Typed manuscript signed "J. Warren Keifer/Brevet Major. Genl. Civil War/Major Genl.
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J. WARREN KEIFER
Two typed paragraphs on the American Civil War and in praise of Abraham Lincoln, signed by J. Warren Keifer, a major general during that war, in Springfield, Ohio in 1914
Typed manuscript signed "J. Warren Keifer/Brevet Major. Genl. Civil War/Major Genl. Spanish American War" Penciled margin and notation near left edge 1 page, 6½x9. Springfield, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1914. Two paragraphs on Abraham Lincoln. J. In full: "The unparalleled heroism of the mighty hosts on either side; the slaughter of men; the hell of suffer-ing; the bitter tears; the incalculable sorrow; the billions expended; the destruction of property; the alternating defeat and triumphs; the final victory of the union arms; the overthrow of state rights, nullification, secession-disunion; the emancipat-ion of four million human slaves, the annihil-ation in the United States of the advanced by partisan pro-slavery statesman, or advocated by learned politicians, or upheld by church or clergy in the name of the prophets of holy writ or of Christ and his Apostles, or expounded by a tribunal cloth in the ermine, majesty, dignity, and power of the Supreme Court of the United States. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, whose beautiful character is illumined in the intense light of a third of a century of heightened civilization, will be immort-alized through all time as God's chiefest instrument in accomplishing the end." Warren Keifer represented Ohio in Congress as a Republican from 1877 to 1885 and 1905 to 1911. He was Speaker of the House from 1881 to 1883. Keifer was a Brigadier General in the Civil War and a Major General in the Spanish-American War. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Pencil mark touched handwriting but not signature. Neatly torn from notebook at left edge. Folded once horizontally and vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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