1891 Autograph Letter Signed by Union General James A. Williamson of Iowa - Awarded Medal of Honor for Action at Chickasaw Bluffs

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1891 Autograph Letter Signed by Union General James A. Williamson of Iowa - Awarded Medal of Honor for Action at Chickasaw Bluffs

195.00

Item No. 6815894

An 1891 ALS by General James A. Williamson, who started the war a lieutenant in the 4th Iowa and finished a brigadier general. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for having led his regiment at Chickasaw Bluffs against a superior force strongly entrenched, and holding his ground when all support had been withdrawn.

The letter reads:

Room 602
Rialto Building
Chicago Ill April 1st 1891

Ben. W. Austin, Secy
Trinity Historical Society
Dallas Texas

Dear Sir yours of the 22nd inst. informing me that I have been elected an honorary member of your society has been received. Herewith I enclose the photograph with you request in your said letter.
Very respectfully
J. A. Williamson

The letter was written on an unlined sheet of paper measuring about 4 3/4” x 7 3/4”. It is mounted to a portion of an album page measuring about 5 3/4” x 8”. The letter is in excellent condition with even toning. There is a single horizontal crease across the middle of the letter where it was originally folded.

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