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Framed original signature and Civil War CDV image of General Nathaniel Banks (SOLD)

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This is another great piece being offered, it is a beautifully framed Civil War CDV image of Union General Nathaniel Banks and below it he signed a blank calling card “With respects of N.P. Banks [?] / Waltham Mass / 9 July 1889”.

Nathaniel P. Banks was a Massachusetts state legislator, a ten-term United States Congressman, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, governor of Massachusetts (1858–1861), and a Union general during the Civil War. One of the most prominent political generals of the conflict, Banks lacked military experience but rose to high command on the strength of his public stature and his staunch support of the administration of President Lincoln.

On August 9, 1862, Banks, commanding General Pope's advance, encountered Stonewall Jackson's Confederates south of Cedar Mountain, near Culpeper Court House. Although he held Jackson at bay for most of the day-long battle, Banks used up his reserves in a series of partially successful assaults. When counterattacked early in the evening, he was compelled to fall back. By then, however, he had won the respect not only of Pope, who cited Banks's "gallant and intrepid conduct" throughout the fight, but of Jackson himself, who later wrote, "I always felt he [Banks] fought well.

In the Spring of 1864, Banks was transferred to New Orleans, Louisiana - he participated in the Red River Campaign in Texas, ending his field command. Banks returned to Congress after the war and died in Massachusetts in 1894.

Like I said, this is a great piece of Civil War history and ready to hang on your wall.

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