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War Between the States

Addressed In His Hand

Civil War General and 19th President of the United States

(1822-93) A lawyer by profession, he practiced in Cincinnati where he became successful in both law and local politics. When the Civil War broke out, he made patriotic speeches and helped to recruit the 23rd Ohio Infantry becoming their major in June 1861. He was severely wounded at South Mountain, Md., where he led a charge, helped to capture Confederate General John Hunt Morgan during his raid into Ohio, led his brigade in storming strongly held Confederate positions on Cloyd's Mountain, and was cited for gallantry at Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. He had been promoted to briagdier general in Oct. 1864. After the war, he served in the U.S. Congress, was Governor of Ohio, and was the 19th President of the United States, serving 1877-81.

Personal Imprinted Cover Addressed In The Hand of Hayes: 5 1/4 x 3 3/8, imprint, Rutherford B. Hayes, Fremont, Ohio, delivered within 10 days. Addressed in ink to Mr. Benj. H. St[?], Washington, D.C., with C.D.S., Fremont, O.[hio], Nov. 9, with 3 cents embossed George Washington postage stamp. Light age toning and wear. Irregular left edge where the envelope was opened. The upper right corner of the reverse of the envelope is missing. This does not affect the front of the cover. Partial C.D.S. on the reverse, Wa[shington], 1881, Recd.

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