Autograph Civil War General Edward D Townsend
Condition as seen; Autograph 5 by 8 cut from a document. Edward Davis Townsend (August 22, 1817 - May 10, 1893) was Adjutant General of the United States Army from 1869 to 1880. The son of David S. & Eliza (Gerry) Townsend and grandson of Vice President Elbridge Gerry, Townsend was educated at Boston's Latin School before graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1837. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Second U. Artillery and served as that regiment's adjutant and participating in the Second Seminole War and the relocation of the Cherokee Nation. In 1846 he was transferred to the Adjutant General's Corps and assigned to duty in Washington, D.
In February 1869 he was promoted to brigadier general and became adjutant general. He died in Washington in 1893 after an accidental shock from a cable car and is buried at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.
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- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Autograph Authentication: Not Authenticated
- Signed: Yes
- Industry: Military