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Authentic Signatures of Famous Soldiers and Leaders in History
Civil War Documents
Ink Autograph of Union General Edward Canby
Item #: L2583
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This is a nice original ink autograph from a famous Union Civil War General. This is the autograph of Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (1817 - 1873). He was born in Boone County, Kentucky on November 9, 1817. He graduated West Point Military Academy with the class of 1839. Before the war he spent most of his time dealing with Indian affairs. He also served in the New Mexico territory before the outbreak of war. On May 31, 1862 he was promoted to the rank of Brig. General which is the rank that he notes on this ink autograph. He received his promotion to the rank of Major General on May 7, 1864 so we know there was a two-year timeframe when this signature would have been signed. He was sent to the Gulf to assist in the capture of Mobile Bay for which he received a special thanks from Abraham Lincoln. He was sent out to negotiate with the Modoc Indians and during one of the negotiations he was attacked and killed by some of the Native Americans. He is buried in Indianapolis, Indiana. The autograph is owned a piece of paper that measures 3 1/4 inches wide and is 1 7/8 inches tall. It is still glued onto a page that was likely from an autographed book. The larger piece of paper measures 4 3/4 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches tall. It is accompanied by a modern Xerox photograph of the general to enhance the display.

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