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    JEB Stuart Clipped Signature with Flora Stuart Autograph Letter Signed. Clipped signature measures 2" x 0.5", no place no date. Signed "JEB Stuart." His wife's letter is one page, 5.5" x 8.75", Stanton, Virginia' March 16, 1886. Addressed to C.E. Brown and signed "Mrs. J.E.B. Stuart", the letter sends the clipped signature of her husband, which she claims was "cut from an old private letter." Both the signature and letter have been mounted and framed with a lithograph of Stuart to the overall size of 17.5" x 13.25".

    General James Ewell Stuart (1833-1864) was one of the most celebrated Confederate cavalry commanders and served with both Lee and Jackson. His death at the Battle of Yellow Tavern was a serious blow to the Southern cause. He married the love of his life, Flora Cooke, daughter of the Ft. Riley commander Colonel Philip St. George Cooke, in November 1855. Flora would be a loving and doting wife throughout their short marriage. Following his death, Flora Stuart wore black mourning attire for the rest of her life.

    Condition: Stuart's clipped signature has ink bleed through from verso, but is still very clear and bold. Mrs. Stuart's letter has mail folds, edge toning, and minor foxing.

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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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