MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH "FIGHTIN' JOE" WHEELER - CHECK DOUBLE SIGNED 12/10/1897 - HFSID 157795
Sale Price $405.00
Check signed "J Wheeler". 7x3. Dec. 10, 1897. Unnumbered House of Representatives Sergeant-at-Arms check, made out by Wheeler and payable to himself for $10. A Confederate Major General and senior Cavalry General of the Confederate Armies, Wheeler (1836-1906, born near Augusta, Georgia), by his own account, fought in 400 battles, was wounded three times and had 16 horses shot out from under him. After the war, he lived in New Orleans for two years before settling in Wheeler, Alabama, named in his honor. There, he practiced law and engaged in cotton planting before representing his adopted state as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives (1881-1882, 1883, 1885-1900). He later served as Major General of Volunteers in the Spanish American War and was the Commander at the Battle of Las Guasimas, Cuba, the first United States Army victory on foreign soil. Lightly toned. Normal bank stamps and cancellation holes, which touch handwriting but not signature. Lightly stained at top blank edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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