Signature With Rank
(1831-92) Born in Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York. By occupation he was a lawyer, newspaper editor and municipal official. Enlisted on April 23, 1861, as adjutant, and was commissioned into the 20th New York State Militia; promoted to major, on June 15, 1861; mustered out on August 2, 1861. Re-enlisted on September 5, 1861, as a major, and was commissioned into the 80th New York Infantry. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, on September 12, 1862; colonel, on November 23, 1864; brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865; and was mustered out of the service on January 29, 1866.
Signature With Rank: 3 1/4 x 1 1/2, in ink, J.B. Hardenbergh, Bvt. Brig. Genl. Vols., tipped to 5 3/4 x 3 3/4, card stock. Very fine.