loading..

MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS P. BLAIR JR. - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 04/23/1860 - HFSID 316132

FRANCIS P. BLAIR, JR. The Major General and Vice President nominee signs and dates his name for April 23, 1860. Shortly after this, Blair was seated to and subsequently resigned from the House of Representatives Autograph sentiment signed: "Respectfully/Ralph P. Blair, Jr./[illegible]April 23.

Sale Price $234.00

Reg. $260.00

Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

FRANCIS P. BLAIR, JR.
The Major General and Vice President nominee signs and dates his name for April 23, 1860. Shortly after this, Blair was seated to and subsequently resigned from the House of Representatives
Autograph sentiment signed: "Respectfully/Ralph P. Blair, Jr./[illegible]April 23. 60", 4½x1¾. Francis P. Blair, Jr. (1821-1875) played a key role in organizing loyal militia in Missouri, thus playing a vital role in keeping that state in the Union. Having raised seven regiments of volunteers, he was made a Brigadier General in August and a Major General in November of that year. Blair's was no mere paper commission. While continuing to occupy intermittently a seat in Congress, he commanded an army division under General Grant at Vicksburg (1863) and a corps under Sherman in the Georgia campaign of 1864-1865, winning the praise of both of the Union's greatest generals. Meanwhile, however, Frank Jr., the most hot-tempered of the always quarrelsome Blairs, complicated President Lincoln's life by openly criticizing other members of the Cabinet, especially Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase. After Lincoln's assassination, Blair, who had spent all of his personal fortune to support the war effort but who favored a gradual approach to emancipation, and readmission of the southern states under lenient conditions, rejoined the Democratic Party. In 1868, he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, running unsuccessfully with Horatio Seymour against his former commander, Ulysses S. Grant. Blair is one of two Missourians enshrined in the Hall of Statuary of the U.S. Capitol. Fold in center. Lightly toned. Light surface creases. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response