General Dan Sickles Card Signed with Rank

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Featured here is a boldly card signed by Dan Sickles. It reads: “Major General U. S. Army Ret’d, New York November 26th 1909.” Card measures 3.75 X 2.25″. Included is a nice black and white 8 X 10 high quality reproduction photo. Overall very fine.

Controversial and colorful American politician and military officer (1819–1914). After discovering his young wife was having an affair, Sickles shot the man, the son of Francis Scott Key, and managed to secure an acquittal with the then-novel defense of temporary insanity. During the Civil War, Sickles served as a general and lost his leg in a famous incident at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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