Civil War CSA General Albert Sidney Johnston Autograph with Rank

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Featured here is a rare and beautiful autograph of General Albert Sidney Johnston with several ranks listed, excised from a larger document. This must have been written just prior to the start of the war. One of the nicest examples I have ever seen of his. Superbly written in ink, crisp and bold. Overall very fine. This is highly suitable for framing along with a nice photo of the General. Photo not included.

American military officer (1803–1862) who fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War. Upon hearing of the secession of Texas in 1861, he resigned his Army commission and became Confederate commander of Western Department, making him the second-highest-ranking general in the CSA. On April 6, 1862, as he led the fierce Confederate charge at Shiloh, he took a bullet to the knee; though the wound did not appear serious, the bullet had struck a major artery, and Johnston bled to death, becoming the highest-ranking casualty of the war.

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