General HENRY W. BENHAM, CDV AND ORIGINAL SIGNED LTR. & More Civil War

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 04, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
You are bidding on an original Civil War period CDV of Gen. Henry W. Benham. CDV is in great shape. Also a dated July 6 1863, signed letter by General Henry W. Benham. Commander of Eng. Brigade of Army of the Potomoc.. Letter is in good shape,shows well. Has many folds, but all in tact. Has age spots and small loss of paper on second page. Letter is written to his wife Libby (Elizabeth} concerning he has received orders to take pontoon bridges to Harpers Ferry, needed by General Meade. He advises her not to come to visit until his plans are finalized. Letter is signed Henry with another word I can't read. There are two similar letters on War Between the States website, where hadwriting is the same. All guaranteed to be original or money refunded minus shipping. Payment must be received within 7 days of auction end. I am including an additional letter written to Benham in 1866 concerning some real estate business at no charge.Henry Washington Benham began his military career after graduating first in his class from the United States Military Academy in 1837. He entered the Corps of Engineers where he was placed in charge of building coastal defenses in Boston and Washington, DC, earning him a promotion to captain. During the Mexican-American War, Benham served with the 9th Infantry and was slightly wounded during the Battle of Buena ... read more