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Autographed Letter of Confederate General From Georgia Alexander Robert Lawton
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Here is a fine original ink autograph of Confederate General Alexander Robert Lawton (1818 - 1896). Alexander Robert Lawton was born in Beaufort, South Carolina on November 4, 1818. He attended West Point Military Academy from 1839 until 1841 when he entered Harvard Law School. Before the Civil War he lived in Savannah, Georgia where he practiced law and was the president of the Augusta & Savannah Railroad. On April 13, 1861 he was appointed Brigadier General in the Provisional Army of the Confederacy. He served with distinction until the battle of Sharpsburg, where he was severely wounded. Because of his wounds he was placed in the quartermaster general's Department in the fall of 1863 where he served until the end of the war. After the Civil War, he returned to Savannah where he was active in his law practice as well as in politics. In 1887, President Grover Cleveland appointed him as minister to Austria. He died on July 2, 1896 and is buried in Savannah, Georgia. This autograph is beautifully signed in Brown ink on a letter written to a Mr. Lathers. Lathers had invited the General to eat but Lawton is responding saying that he would like to but he was having throat trouble. BY the shaking hand writing it was likely towards the end of his life. piece of paper that measures 9 inches wide and is 7 inches. It not only has the autograph of General Lawton but also has a modern made Xerox copy of a photograph of the general in uniform to enhance the display.

Item #: A8234
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$195.00 USD
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