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CHARLES DEVENS - AUTOGRAPH 2/1881 - HFSID 320256

MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES DEVENS Signing as US Attorney General, the post he held under President Hayes, a month before he left office Signature: "Charles Devens/Atty Gen. U.S./Feby 1881" , 3¾x2. Charles Devens

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MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES DEVENS
Signing as US Attorney General, the post he held under President Hayes, a month before he left office
Signature: "Charles Devens/Atty Gen. U.S./Feby 1881" , 3¾x2. Charles Devens (1820-1891), who was first offered a Cabinet post as Hayes' Secretary of War, declined the appointment, serving instead as Attorney General (1877-1881). During the Civil War, Devens was Brigadier-General in the Massachusetts State Militia and was chosen Major of the 3rd Battalion of Massachusetts Rifles, seeing action at Ball's Bluff, Fair Oaks, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He was brevetted Major Generalfor gallantry and good conduct at the capture of Richmond. His political career included two terms in the Massachusetts Senate (1848-1849), United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts (1849-1853) and Justice of the State Supreme Court, where he returned after he served in the Cabinet. Fort Devens, in central Massachusetts, is named for him. Lightly toned. Fine condition.

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