MAJOR GENERAL MATTHEW C. BUTLER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 320169
MATTHEW C. BUTLER Signature of the Confederate General and US Senator Signature: "M. C. Butler/S. C.", 5x2½. Matthew C. Butler (1836-1909), elected to the
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MATTHEW C. BUTLER
Signature of the Confederate General and US Senator
Signature: "M. C. Butler/S. C.", 5x2½. Matthew C. Butler (1836-1909), elected to the South Carolina legislature in 1860, became a Confederate cavalry officer, losing a foot at the Battle of Brandy Station (1863). Remaining on active duty, he rose to the rank of Major General, commanding a division by the end of the Civil War. He represented South Carolina in the U.S. Senate (1877-1895). Butler returned to military service in the Spanish-American War (1898), commissioned a Major General of U.S. Volunteers. After the U.S. victory, he served as a commissioner supervising withdrawal of Spanish troops from Cuba. Lightly toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Corners slightly worn. Fine condition.
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