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Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph

Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph
Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph

Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph    Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph
Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph. Offered for your consideration is a small, post-war receipt for legal services, entirely written and boldly signed at the conclusion by Samuel Bell Maxey, a Mexican War veteran and Confederate Brigadier General. The note reads (in full): Recd of Wm Boutwell by the hand of Jas. Maxey" in his capacity as "Attn at Law. This receipt was executed in period ink on lightly lined white paper.

While not particularly interesting in its own right, this little document would look great framed with a photograph of this hard-fighting Southern officer. The presently offered document exhibits signs of period use and subsequent storage.

Two vertical folds are present, neither one of which touches the signature. The edges are lightly toned, with several minor stains scattered throughout (a fairly large one appears at the upper right). The verso is blank, with light ink show through present on a few letters. Three of the four edges are ragged, having been torn from a larger page (only the right edge is straight). Overall dimensions are approximately 2.75 x 7.50 inches.

A sharp example of this popular Texas general. Samuel Bell Maxey was born on March 30, 1825 at Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky. He attended the United States Military Academy and for one year was the roommate of Thomas J.

He graduated on July 1, 1846 as a brevet second lieutenant, and was dispatched for service in the Mexican War. He saw action in the battles of Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, and Molina del Rey, being breveted first lieutenant for valor. Later, Maxey was placed in command of one of the five select companies that formed the police guard in the Mexico City. Maxey resigned his commission in 1849 and began practicing law with his father in Albany, Kentucky.

The entire family, including his bride of four years, moved in late 1857 to five acres of prairieland south of the settlement of Paris, Texas. After the secession of Texas, Maxey became captain of a company called the Lamar Rifles, and accompanied that unit into Indian Territory.

He ran for the Texas Senate in 1861, at the same time writing influential friends to obtain permission to raise a regiment. He won the election, but since he had obtained the desired permission to form a regiment, he sent his father to the Senate in his stead. On January 1, 1862, Maxey, with his newly formed 9th Texas Infantry, left to join the forces of General Albert Sidney Johnston at Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was promoted to brigadier general in March, 1862, and led his men at Port Hudson, Louisiana during the Vicksburg campaign and later at Jackson, Mississippi. On December 27, 1863, Maxey was appointed commander of the Indian Territory, remaining there until February 21, 1865, when he was given a cavalry division and ordered to Houston. On May 22, 1865, discouraged by the large scale desertions within his division, he asked to be relieved of his command. After the close of the war, Maxey was informed that prior to his resignation, his promotion to major general had been approved by Jefferson Davis and confirmed by the Confederate Senate. He served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1875 until March 3, 1887, adopting a policy of reason and moderation during that turbulent era.

Following his senatorial terms, Samuel B. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, Texas. He has contributed to numerous reference books within the industry, as well as being a co-author of The Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds, 2. He is an authorized submitter to NGC, PCGS, and PMG, a diamond founding member of Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers and a supporter of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.

American Coins and Collectibles can be found at many of the state and local coin shows. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents".

The seller is "coin4u" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph    Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey Autograph