New York businessman and Union Civil War General composed "Taps" and later served as Assistant Treasurer of the U. The close of a typed letter SIGNED by Civil War General DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD as Treasurer. Daniel Adams Butterfield's signature as treasurer penned on a 2 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide piece of paper clipped from the bottom of a typed letter. The close, signed by Butterfield as treasurer, apparently called for the recipient of the letter to return a document or letter "to the Treasurer in envelope enclosed herewith". The close is additionally initialed in an unknown hand at left.
Folded twice, else very good. While recuperating from wounds sustained at Gaines' Mill, Butterfield revised the Scott Tattoo, thus composing the bugle call "Taps" which is played at the end of military funerals and to signal "lights out". As Hooker's chief of staff, he was later embroiled in his commander's political feuds with Burnside and Meade. Butterfield was wounded at Gettysburg and subsequently served in Sherman's Atlanta campaign. He went on to serve as Assistant Treasurer of the U.Under Grant but was forced to resign when he abused his position to manipulate the price of gold. I UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE ABOVE AUTOGRAPH! All items are guaranteed authentic and as described. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items.
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