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    General John Blair Smith Todd Signed Carte de Visite. A nearly full-length seated portrait in uniform, signed beneath "J. B. S. Todd, Brig Genl". No backmark. Todd was a first cousin to Mary Todd Lincoln. He graduated from West Point in 1837 and fought in the Seminole and Mexican-American Wars before resigning to become an Indian trader in the Dakota Territory. He was appointed a brigadier general at the outbreak of the Civil War but resigned less than a year later and served as the Dakota Territory delegate to the U.S. Congress. A couple of dents at top and bottom, else fine.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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