He signs at the conclusion in black ink, adding his contemorary rank, Capt Dragoons. Shows original folds, with minor chips and soiling to edges, else very good. Measures approximately 8" wide and 8" high. Edwin Vose Sumner (January 30, 1797 March 21, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a Union Army general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during the American Civil War.
His nicknames "Bull" or "Bull Head" came both from his great booming voice and a legend that a musket ball once bounced off his head. Sumner fought in the Black Hawk War, with distinction in the MexicanAmerican War, on the Western frontier, and in the Eastern Theater for the first half of the Civil War. He led the II Corps of the Army of the Potomac through the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, and the Maryland Campaign, and the Right Grand Division of the Army during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He died in March 1863 while awaiting transfer.A fantastic item for the collector of historical or military autographs! (Inventory: Autograph Closet Envelope 9). The item "1835 Signed Letter Civil War Major General EDWIN SUMNER Fredericksburg Antietam" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "ron-likes-history" and is located in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.