BRIGADIER GENERAL ROGER A. PRYOR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/23/1911 - HFSID 174637
ROGER ATKINSON PRYOR Confederate Brigadier General Roger Atkinson Pryor wrote this short letter in 1911 to say "In compliance with your request, I subscribe myself". Autograph letter signed "Roger A Pryor.". 1 page, 5x7¼, carbon copy. New York City, Nov. 23, 1911.
Sale Price $552.50
ROGER ATKINSON PRYOR
Confederate Brigadier General Roger Atkinson Pryor wrote this short letter in 1911 to say "In compliance with your request, I subscribe myself".
Autograph letter signed "Roger A Pryor.". 1 page, 5x7¼, carbon copy. New York City, Nov. 23, 1911. In full: "Dear Sir: In compliance with your request, I subscribe myself, Yours Truly". Pryor (1828-1919, born near Petersburg, Virginia) was a newspaper journalist and a fiery advocate of slavery, slave's rights and secession before being elected U. S. Congressman from Virginia's 4th District (1859-1861). He pressed for Virginia's secession early in 1861 and even urged an attack on Fort Sumter (although he declined the opportunity to fire the first shot on the fort, which started the American Civil War). He was a Virginian representative to the Confederate States Congress (1861-1862) before entering the war itself. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1862 and fought in the Peninsula Campaign in 1862, the Second Battle of Bull Run (Aug. 28 to 20, 1862) and the battle of Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862). Pryor resigned after a disagreement with Confederate President Jefferson Davis for higher field command. He re-entered the war as a private and was captured in 1864. After the war, he formed a prosperous law firm with former Union General Benjamin F. Butler and served on the New York Supreme Court (1894-1899). He was also a delegate to the 1876 Democratic National Convention. Lightly toned and creased. Handwriting, but not signature, has smeared and bled lightly, but is legible. Random ink marks. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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