Civil War Orator and Politician Edward Everett War Date Signature


Signed on a blank page in ink. Boston, 25th September, 1861. Nice and bold with typical age toning. Beautiful signature and a great item to frame. 


Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was a famous American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as its president.

Everett was one of the great American orators of the antebellum and Civil War eras. He is often remembered today as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, where he spoke for over two hours—immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two-minute Gettysburg Address.

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