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Original signed letter by General Charest Collis, 114th PA, Medal of Honor winner (SOLD,BH)

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This is another nice piece being offered, it is an original signed letter by Colonel Charles H. T. Collis, commander of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry, “Collis Zouaves”. This was written in response to a letter received by Collis asking for his autograph. In reply he sent this letter with his signature reading "Charles H. T. Collis. Col commdg 114 Pa Vols. Bvt. Major Genl Vols". It has a very bold ink inscription and dated to March 1, 1892. It measures 5 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Charles Henry Tucker Collis was born in Ireland and arrived in Philadelphia in 1853. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.  At the end of his three-month enlistment he returned to Philadelphia to form a company known as the Zouaves D’ Afrique, modeled after the elite Algerian troops of the French Army.

Collis fought in several major battles and was wounded at Chancellorsville. In 1864 he was breveted as Brigadier General, and later Major General. He received the Medal of Honor for his conduct at Fredericksburg. After the war Collis built a summer house in Gettysburg which still stands on Seminary Ridge.

This document is in nice condition and very legible. It comes in a hard-plastic display sleeve. It would fit in with just about any Civil War collection.

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