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Famous Civil War Politicians and Statesman

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Autograph, William R.W. Cobb

United States Congressman from Alabama

Elected to the Confederate Congress in 1863

Tragically killed in 1864!


(1807-64) He was born in Rhea County, Tenn., moved with his father to Bellefontaine, Alabama, settled on a plantation, and was engaged in growing cotton. He served as a Representative in the Alabama State House, 1845-46, and was a U.S. Congressman 1847-61. He served as chairman on the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business, and also served on the Committee on Public Lands. He withdrew from the U.S. Congress in...  

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Autograph, George S. Houston

United States Congressman & Senator from Alabama

Governor of Alabama


(1811-79) Born near Franklin, Tennessee, he moved with his parents to Lauderdale County, Alabama, attended an academy there, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced a practice in Florence, Ala. Served as a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives in 1832, and was a U.S. Congressman from 1841-49, and 1851-61. He was chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and also served on the Judiciary Committee. He served as the Governor of...  

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Autograph, Gustavus V. Fox, Assistant Secretary U.S. Navy

(1821-83) He was born at Saugus, Mass., and studied at Phillips Academy, in Andover, Mass. Appointed a midshipman in 1838, he served on the brig "Washington," in the squadron of Commodore Matthew Perry, and in 1847, during the Mexican War, he took part in the capture of Tabasco, Mexico. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln gave Fox an appointment in the navy, and sent him on the steamer "Baltic," on a mission whose objective was to bring relief to Major Robert Anderson, and his small garrison, at Fort Sumter. Arriving too...  

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Autograph, John M. Clayton

United States Senator from Delaware

United States Secretary of State


(1796-1856) Born in Dagsboro, Delaware, he graduated from Yale College in 1815, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819, and commenced practice in Dover. He was a member of the Delaware State House of Representatives, in 1824; Secretary of State of Delaware, 1826-28; U.S. Senator, 1829-36, 1845-49, and 1853-56. He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. He was the Chief Justice of Delaware, 1837-39. Served as U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet...  

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Autograph, James Thompson

United States Congressman from Pennsylvania

Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court


(1806-74) Born in Middlesex, Butler County, Pa., he studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829, and commenced practice in Erie, Pa. Thompson served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1832-34, and in 1855, and was Speaker of the House in 1834. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention in 1838. He served as presiding judge of the Sixth Judicial District Court, from 1838-1844. He was a U.S....  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Auto5039: Autograph, General George Stoneman

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Autograph, General George Stoneman

War period signature with rank

Served as Governor of California


(1822-94) He was born in the western New York hamlet of Bustion, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in the celebrated class of 1846. His classmates were future Civil War Generals Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius N. Couch, George E. Pickett, and Cadmus M. Wilcox. Stoneman served in the 1st U.S. Dragoons, and the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, from 1846-61. He was appointed Chief of Cavalry, Army of the Potomac,...  

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Autograph, General John A. Dix

Famous for his American flag dispatch, "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot!" This became a clarion call in the North during the Civil War!

New York Secretary of State

United States Senator from New York


(1798-1879) Born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, he joined the U.S. Army in 1813, and served until 1828. In 1830, he was appointed by Governor Enos T. Throop as Adjutant General of the New York State Militia. Was New York Secretary of State, 1833-39, and served as a member of the New...  

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Autograph, General Charles Devens

War period signature with rank

Wounded 3 times during the Civil War

United States Attorney General


(1820-91) Born in Charlestown, Mass., he graduated from Harvard in 1838, and Harvard Law School in 1840. He was admitted to the bar in Franklin Country where he practiced law from 1841-49. Devens had a very notable antebellum career as a lawyer, Massachusetts State Senator, U.S. Marshal, orator, and U.S. Attorney General. Forced to participate in the return of an escaped slave to his owner while serving as marshal, he attempted to...  

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Autograph, General John A. Logan

Civil War signature with rank of Major General

Wounded at Fort Donelson and in the Atlanta campaign!

General Logan was instrumental in founding Memorial Day!


(1826-86) Nicknamed "Black Jack," he served in the Mexican War as a lieutenant of Illinois Volunteers; and was perhaps the Union's premier civilian general during the Civil War. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1858 and 1860, he attended the Democratic National Convention in Charleston as a supporter of Stephen A. Douglas. After fighting at the battle of 1st Bull...  

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Autograph, General John Echols

Delegate to the 1861 Virginia Secession Convention

Colonel of the 27th Virginia Infantry of the "Stonewall Brigade"

Severely wounded at the 1st Battle of Kernstown, Virginia in 1862


(1823-96) Born at Lynchburg, Va., he graduated from Washington College, [later named Washington & Lee] Lexington, Va., studied law at Harvard, and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He served as attorney to the Commonwealth of Virginia, was a member of the Virginia General Assembly, and a delegate to the Virginia secession convention in...  

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Autograph, Abraham W. Venable

United States Congressman from North Carolina

Presidential elector on the 1860 Democratic ticket for John C. Breckenridge

Served in the Confederate Congress, 1861-1864


(1799-1876) Born in Springfield, Prince Edward County, Va., October 17, 1799; graduated from Hampden-Sidney College, in Va., in 1816; studied medicine for two years; was graduated from Princeton College in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821, and commenced practice in Prince Edward and Mecklenburg Counties, Va. He moved to North Carolina in 1829;...  

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Autograph, General Thomas Ewing

United States Congressman from Ohio

(1829-1896) Born in Lancaster, Ohio, he was the brother of Generals' Charles Ewing, and Hugh B. Ewing, and foster brother of the famous Union Civil War General William T. Sherman, who later became his brother-in-law when General Sherman married Ewing's sister, Eleanor. At the age of 19, while his father was U.S. Secretary of the Interior, he became the private secretary of President Zachary Taylor, from 1849-1850. He then studied law, graduated from the Cincinnati Law School, and commenced a practice in...  

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