1898 Union General Stewart L Woodford Autographed Signed Piece Civil War For Sale
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1898 Union General Stewart L Woodford Autographed Signed Piece Civil War :
1898 Union General Stewart L Woodford Autographed Signed Piece Civil War, measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".
In 1860 he was chosen messenger of theelectoral collegeof his state to convey toWashingtonits vote in favor of the presidency ofAbraham Lincoln. In 1861 he was appointed U. S. assistant district attorney for the southern district of New York, holding this office about eighteen months.
In 1862 he entered the Union army as a volunteer, serving until 1865, during which time he became in succession chief-of-staff to Gen.Quincy A. Gillmorein the Department of the South, and military commandant of Charleston, South Carolina, andSavannah, Georgia. He became colonel of the 103rd Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry. On January 13, 1866,PresidentAndrew Johnsonnominated Woodford for the award of the honorary grade ofbrevetbrigadier generalof volunteers, to rank from May 12, 1865 and theU. S. Senateconfirmed the award on March 12, 1866.
He was theLieutenant Governor of New Yorkfrom 1867 to 1868, elected in1866on theRepublicanticket with GovernorReuben E. Fenton. In1870, Woodford was the Republican candidate for Governor but was defeated by the incumbent DemocratJohn T. Hoffman.
In 1872, he was elected as a Republican to the43rd United States Congressand served from March 4, 1873, to July 1, 1874. Also in 1872 he was chosen to be a presidential elector.
He wasU.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New Yorkfrom 1877 to 1883.
In June 1897, PresidentWilliam McKinleyappointed Woodford to the post ofEnvoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the U.S. on April 21, 1898, and Woodford left his post the same day. The United States declared war on Spain as of that date by Act of Congress approved on April 25, 1898.