LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN - AUTOGRAPH 03/05/1899 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR J. HOGE TYLER - HFSID 34981
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HENRY C. CORBIN; J. HOGE TYLER
Spanish-American War-dated signatures of the Adjutant General Corbin, signed on verso by Virginia Governor Tyler.
Signatures: "H. C. Corbin/Adj. General. Mch 5 1899", and on verso "J Hoge Tyler/Governor of/Virginia", and an unidentified signature, 6½x4. HENRY CLARK CORBIN (1842-1909) was a Civil War volunteer, twice decorated for gallantry and rising in rank from 2nd lieutenant to brevet major general. In 1866, he joined the regular army, starting over as a 2nd lieutenant and serving ten years commanding Buffalo Soldiers in the American West. Appointed to the White House staff by President Hayes in 1877, he served as Secretary of the Sitting Bull Commission. He became a close confidant of President Garfield, and was with Garfield when he was shot and when he died. Appointed Adjutant General by President McKinley in 1898, he played a key role in organizing US force deployments for the war with Spain, sleeping in his office to keep up with the work load. However, he vocally criticized the Rough Riders as a detriment to the military effort, and successfully opposed the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Theodore Roosevelt. JAMES HOGE TYLER (1846-1925) was Lieutenant Governor (1890-1894) and Governor (1898-1902) of Virginia. Tyler was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War, declining a commission as an officer in order to serve with a friend. He was an international leader of the Presbyterian Church. He was distantly related to King George III, but not to US President (and fellow Virginian) John Tyler. Irregularly cut at top edge. Lightly frayed at right edge. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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