CHARLES DEVENS - WHITE HOUSE CARD SIGNED - HFSID 167168
Sale Price $216.00
Charles Devens signs a White House card in black ink.
White House card Signed: "Your obed't Servant/Chas Devens/Atty Gen U. S.", 4½x2¾ White House card. 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. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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