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    Confederate General John Buchanan Floyd Clipped Signature "John B Floyd". 4.75" x .75". Floyd served as Secretary of War under President James Buchanan. When Virginia succeeded he was appointed Major General in the Provisional Army of Virginia. Floyd had no practical military experience and it was a grievous error when General Albert Sidney Johnston placed him in command of the defense of Fort Donelson. Floyd was promptly surrounded by Union troops led by General Ulysses S. Grant. Fearing being arrested for treason if captured by Grant, he made good his escape the night before the fort capitulated to Grant. His actions caused him to be immediately relieved of command by Jefferson Davis. He served as Major General in the Virginia State Militia until his death by natural causes on August 26, 1863. A clean, bold example of this scarce signature in fine condition.


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    February, 2010
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