Captured with Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Georgia in 1865!
Served as U.S. Congressman from Tennessee
(1822-88) Born in Sparta, Tennessee, he graduated from East Tennessee University, in Knoxville, in 1843, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He also was a successful merchant and farmer before the war. He served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1861. When the war broke out he enlisted as a private in the 25th Tennessee Infantry, and rose to rank of lieutenant colonel. He then raised the 8th Tennessee Cavalry and was elected their colonel and served with distinction under Confederate Cavalry legends General Nathan Bedford Forrest, and General Joseph Wheeler. Rising to brigade command in 1863, he served with Forrest until detached to join General Joseph E. Johnston's army at Dalton, Ga., after which time he served in Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. He was promoted to rank of brigadier general to date from July 26, 1864. Dibrell accompanied President Jefferson Davis on his flight from Richmond southward, and was in charge of the Confederate archives. He was captured and paroled at Washington, Ga., on May 9, 1865. He served as a U.S. Congressman, from 1875-85.
Signature With Place: 7 1/2 x 2 1/2, in ink, G.G. Dibrell, Sparta, Tennessee. Very fine.