General Christopher Columbus Augur (1821 – 1898) Signed Slip, "C. C. Augur, Maj. Genl....", 4.75 x 2, was an American military officer, a West Point graduate who years later would serve as Commandant of cadets at West Point, served as aide-de-camp to General Hopping and General Caleb Cushing during the Mexican-American War, was active in western Indian campaigns, and is most noted for his role in the American Civil War. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain and later fought at Siege of Port Hudson. Augur was one of the Army officers who were present at the Petersen House where the mortally wounded President Abraham Lincoln was taken after he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Augur was instrumental in mobilizing troops in his command to pursue and eventually capture Booth and his co-conspirators. Augur served as one of the officers who walked as escorts for the president's body from the Petersen House, where the president died, to the White House. On Wednesday, April 19, 1865, Augur served as the officer in charge of the military procession that escorted the president's body from the White House to the Capitol where it would lie in state. Following the war, Augur went on to command several military departments. This large, bold, ink signature and rank is in fine condition.