MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 22211
GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS Signature of William Starke Rosecrans, affixed to a card with a color illustration of him and a short biography Siganture: "W.S. Rosecrans".
Sale Price $252.00
GENERAL WILLIAM S. "OLD ROSY" ROSECRANS
Signature of William Starke Rosecrans, affixed to a card with a color illustration of him and a short biography
Siganture: "W.S. Rosecrans". 3¼x½ signature, mounted to a 6½x4½ card with a 1½x2¾ color illustration of Rosecrans and a short bio (3¾x1¾ bio with 2-inch wide name near top edge) affixed. William S. "Old Rosy" Rosecrans (1819-1898) graduated West Point in 1842 and entered the Army Corps of Engineers. He left the Army in 1854 and worked as a civil engineer and architect, but volunteered for duty when the Civil War broke out. Rosecrans was commissioned a Brigadier General in June 1861 and became Commander for Western Virginia. His first victory, at Rich Mountain in July 1861, helped create the state of West Virginia. Rosecrans' skills in fortifications, troop movement and supply lines led to success in 1862, but in September 1863 he met defeat at Chickamauga. Rosecrans, popular with troops and fondly called "Old Rosy", was relieved of command after Chickamauga, and he resigned from the Army in March 1867. His engineering expertise led to a post as Minister to Mexico. Rosecrans later served as U.S. Congressman from California (1881-1885). Lightly toned and creased. Signature is lightly soiled. Bio is in two pieces and has irregular edges. Card is lightly soiled and has rounded and worn corners, adhesive residue on front and mounting residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.
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