United States Congressman from New York
Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress
(1831-1906) Born in Duchess County, N.Y., he served as a New York State Senator, 1860-61. He mustered into service in 1862 as colonel of the 150th New York Infantry. After doing guard duty at Baltimore, Ketcham's regiment joined Lockwood's Brigade, of Slocum's 12th Corps, and were engaged at Gettysburg. In September 1863, Ketcham and his men went west, and were stationed along the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad between Murfreesboro and Bridgeport. Joining the 20th Corps in the spring of 1864, Ketcham led his regiment through the battles of Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Kennesaw, and the battles around Atlanta where he was wounded and promoted to brigadier general. Shortly after rejoining the army in front of Savannah, he was again severely wounded. In March 1865, he resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Congress, and during the next 40 years he was elected to the House of Representatives 17 times.
Card Signature With Place: 3 3/4 x 2, in ink, J.H. Ketcham, Dover Plains, N.Y. Light age toning. Very fine.