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GENERAL HORATIO G. WRIGHT SIGNED SLIP CIVIL WAR 6TH ARMY CORPS,, SIEGE OF PETERSBURG

$200.00

Description

Horatio Gouverneur Wright (1820 – 1899) Signed Slip, " H. G. Wright, Maj Genl Com'd, 6th Army Corps", 5.25 x 2.5, was an engineer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was at Bull Run, Gettysburg, and took command of the VI Corps in May 1864 following the death of General John Sedgwick at Spotsylvania Court House. In this capacity, he was responsible for building the fortifications around Washington DC. He fought at Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, and in the Overland Campaign in the Siege of Petersburg he commanded the first troops to break through the Confederate defenses at Petersburg. After the war, he was involved in a number of engineering projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument, and served as Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In fine condition, with minor age toning.

$200   #11611