LT. GENERAL LEONARD WOOD - TYPED LETTER FRAGMENT SIGNED - HFSID 169296
Sale Price $225.00
Leonard Wood signs a piece of paper in brown ink that has been cut from a letter.
Typed letter fragment signed: "Leonard Wood", 4½x1¾ piece of paper. During the Spanish-American War, Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Roosevelt's Rough Riders), leading it in the Cuban operations at Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill in June 1898. He served as Military Governor of Cuba from 1898-1902. Promoted to Brigadier General in February 1901 and Major General in August 1903, Wood was transferred to the Philippines, where he served as Governor of Moro Province, 1903-1906. He commanded the Philippines Division from 1906-1908. Just six months after he signed this letter, at the Republican National Convention held from June 8-12, 1920, General Wood led 18 potential nominees on the first ballot with 287½ votes. On the tenth and final ballot, he had 156, second to Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding, who had 692 votes and the nomination. Irregular edges. Fold crease through signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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