Confederate officer who was captured in 1864 during the War Between The States
United States Senator from Virginia
(1844-90) Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, he fought with the 10th Virginia Infantry and the 23rd Virginia Cavalry during the War Between The States. He was captured on May 14, 1864, at Edinburg, Va., and subsequently confined in Antheneum Military Prison, in Wheeling, West Virginia, at Camp Chase, Ohio, Point Lookout, Maryland, and Fort McHenry, Maryland prisons. After the war he was editor of the Tenth Legion Banner; he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Woodstock, Va.; served as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1871-75; was the Commonwealth Attorney of Shenandoah County, 1876-80; was a member of the Virginia State Senate, 1879-82; was editor of the Shenandoah Democrat and later of the Virginian at Woodstock; served as presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1876; and was a U.S. Senator, 1883-89.
Signature: 4 3/4 x 1/2, in ink, H.H. Riddleberger. Light age toning.