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General Eli Parker Signature with Rank
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General Eli Parker 2.5” X 7.5” A rarely seen autograph of Ely Parker, Seneca Indian on the staff of General Grant. Born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa, was a Tonawanda Seneca U.S. Army officer, engineer, and tribal diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War, when he served as adjutant and secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant. He wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender terms at Appomattox. Later in his career, Parker rose to the rank of brevet brigadier general. When Grant was elected president, he appointed Parker as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post. His personal story is quite interesting. This rare example he signs with rank and with his Native American name. The finest example of his signature we have encountered in more than 30 years of collecting. The reverse is signed by General George Ramsey.

Ely S. Parker - Wikipedia

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # 21248

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