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    Confederate Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser: Signed Cabinet Photograph, ca. 1868. 4 1/8" X 6 1/8", signed in ink "Thos Rosser". The rakish pose befits one of the Confederacy's most aggressive cavalry commanders. Rosser resigned from West Point April 22, 1861, just two weeks short of graduation and promptly entered Virginia Confederate service. A favorite of Gen. JEB Stuart, Rosser soon commanded the 5th Virginia Cavalry and, after brilliant success in that capacity, was appointed brigadier general in September 1863 , succeeding to command of the famed Virginia Laurel Brigade. Rosser became a man of considerable means after the war and, ironically, on June 10, 1898 he accepted an appointment from President William McKinley as a brigadier general of U.S. volunteers. Rosser died in Charlottesville, Va. in 1910. The image is about perfect while the mount shows some wear on the corners and one noteworthy nick at left center edge, signature fine. Very scarce.

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