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    Confederate General Benjamin McCulloch Document Signed "Ben McCulloch/ Brigr Genl/ C.S.A.". 7.75" x 4". McCulloch has endorsed the verso of this Confederate War Warrant dated May 14, 1861 and made out to him for the amount of $1,000 dollars. The document is also signed by Confederate Treasurer Edward C. Elmore. Included with the signed document is a contemporary engraved portrait of McCulloch. Ben McCulloch had seen plenty of action before his service as Brigadier General in the Confederate army. During the Texas revolution he was present at the Battle of San Jacinto; he participated in the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican War; and scouted the western frontier prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. He served with much distinction during the Civil War, commanding troops at the battles of Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge. He was killed by a Union sharpshooter on March 7, 1862. The war warrant shows some discoloration from old taped repairs in the folds, with some additional chipping at the top edge, else McCulloch's signature remains bright and in very good condition. The engraved portrait shows some foxing and light soiling, otherwise it is in very good condition. A superb example of this scarce Confederate signature.

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    February, 2010
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