MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM LASSITER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/05/1923 - HFSID 317558
Sale Price $162.00
Decorated in the Spanish-American War and promoted to Major General during World War I, Lassiter signed this check to a post laundry in 1923.
Check signed: "W. Lassiter", 7½x3. Washington, D.C., 1923 June 5. Check #1090, drawn on the Riggs National Bank, payable to Q. M. Laundry for $14.00. Entirely filled out by Lassiter. William Lassiter (d. 1959), a West Point graduate of 1889, commanded an artillery battery in the attack on Santiago, Cuba during the Spanish-American War (1898), receiving a Distinguished Service Medal. During World War I, he was military attaché in London in 1916. After the US entered the war, Lassiter commanded the 1st Corps Artillery during the Aisne-Marne offensive, and the 4th Corps Artillery during the Battle of St Mihiel. Promoted to Major General, he took command of the 32nd Division during the occupation of Germany. Shortly after signing this check, he took command of the Military Department of Panama (1924), and led the Philippine Department from 1931 until his retirement the following year. Fold in center. Cancellation holes. Ink stamps. Fine condition.
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