Confederate General John B. Gordon Signature

 

gordon 1

PRICE……SOLD

This is a card signature of Confederate General John B. Gordon with State. 3 x 1 1/2, in ink, J.B. Gordon, Georgia. Very fine. The picture is a full color print of a hand oil tinted photograph.This comes beautifully and professionally custom framed, air tight, using only archival materials i.e. acid free mat board and backing, ultra-violet protection glass, etc. The frame is made with high quality, beautifully finished solid wood. Overall size of framed piece is 14” X 10”. Ready for your wall! A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this piece. Free shipping.

(1832-1904) Born in Upson County, Ga., he had one of the most spectacular Civil War and postbellum careers of any civilian who fought for the Confederacy. His army service began in 1861 with his election as captain of a mountaineer company from northwest Georgia called the “Raccoon Roughs,” and ended at Appomattox Court House as a corps commander. In between he fought magnificently on every battlefield in which the Army of Northern Virginia participated, except when he was absent from wounds. During the battle of Sharpsburg he was wounded several times, once severely in the head, and only a bullet hole in his cap prevented him from drowning in his own blood! He was promoted to brigadier general on November 1, 1862. He compiled a brilliant record in the Wilderness campaign, and in the Shenandoah Valley under General Jubal A. Early. His promotion to major general dated to rank from May 14, 1864. On the retreat from Petersburg, he was in command of one half of General R.E. Lee’s army. After the war Gordon returned to Georgia where he became the idol of the people of his native state. He was elected to the U.S. Senate three times and was Governor of Georgia from 1886-90. A prime organizer of the United Confederate Veterans, he was elected its first commander-in-chief and served in that position from 1890 until his death.



Both comments and pings are currently closed.