War Between the States

Colonel of the 19th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War

Wounded at Lovejoy Station, Ga. during the Atlanta campaign

United States Senator from Nebraska


(1837-1911) Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he moved to Canton, Ohio, in 1856, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859, and commenced practice in Canton. Manderson was elected captain of the 19th Ohio Infantry, on May 30, 1861. He was promoted to major, April 7, 1862; lieutenant colonel, February 28, 1863; colonel, April 14, 1863; he was wounded in action during the Atlanta campaign on September 2, 1864, at Lovejoy Station, Georgia; and was promoted to brevet brigadier general, March 13, 1865, for gallantry, and faithful and meritorious service during the Civil War. After the war he continued with his law practice in Canton, and then moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1869, where he continued to practice law in that city. Served as a member of the State Constitutional Conventions in 1871 and 1875. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1883 serving until 1895. He was President pro tempore of the Senate during the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Congresses. Was Chairman of the Committee on Printing. Appointed general solicitor of the Burlington system of railroads west of the Missouri River. Served as Vice President of the American Bar Association in 1899, and President in 1900.

Signature: 5 1/4 x 5/8, in ink, Chas. F. Manderson. Light staining spot at right. Cut slightly irregular at the top edge which does not affect any of the handwriting.

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