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Civil War Union General Franz Sigel Hand Signed Ink Signature. Up for sale today is this Civil War Union General Franz Sigel Hand Signed Ink Signature.New York, June 28th'74. " Slip measures 3.5 X 2.25". Shortly after the start of the war, Sigel was commissioned colonel of the 3rd Missouri Infantry, a commission dating from May 4, 1861. He recruited and organized an expedition to southwest Missouri, and subsequently fought the Battle of Carthage, where a force of pro-Confederate Missouri militia handed him a setback in a strategically insignificant fight. However, Sigel's defeat did help spark recruitment for the Missouri State Guard and local Confederate forces.
Sigel later took part in a skirmish at Dug Springs.  Throughout the summer, President Lincoln actively sought the support of antislavery, pro-Unionist immigrants.
Sigel, always popular with the German immigrants, was a good candidate to advance this plan. He was promoted to brigadier general on August 7, 1861, to rank from May 17, one of a number of early political generals endorsed by Lincoln.
Gen Nathaniel Lyon in the capture of the Confederate Camp Jackson in St. Louis and at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, where his command was routed after making a march around the Confederate camp and attacking from the rear. Sigel conducted the retreat of the army after the death of General Lyon. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.
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