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    John J. Pershing Signed and Initialed 1915 Letter (1860-1948) Pershing was a school teacher when he went off to West Point in 1882. He served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in the 10th U.S. Cavalry, the African-American unit known as the Buffalo Soldiers, thus earning his nickname, "Black Jack" Pershing. He later became the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I and ended up being one of the most celebrated soldiers in United States history, returning home in 1919 to a hero's welcome. His book, My Experiences in the World War, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Autograph letter signed, one page, 5.5" x 7", dated March 29, 1915. In part, "Here is the speech of Sen. Fall that I referred to when I last saw you. Please remember me kindly to Mrs. Carruthers." He adds the postscript, "Remember me to Mr. O'Shea. J. J. P." Mentioned speech not present. In fine condition, with original folds. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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