United States Congressman and Senator from Connecticut
Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress
(1823-75) Born in Bethel, Conn., he graduated from Yale in 1844, where he distinguished himself as an orator and editor of the Yale Literary Magazine. In 1846 he was admitted to the bar and began a practice in Norwalk. He later served as probate judge, state attorney, Connecticut Senator, and U.S. Congressman. He was commissioned colonel of the 5th Connecticut Infantry in July 1861, and brigadier general, March 17, 1862. He took part in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, and served under General Benjamin F. Butler in the Army of the James. After the war he served as a U.S. Senator, 1867-75, where he voted for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.
Signature With State: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, O.S. Ferry, Conn. Very fine.