Severely wounded at the battle of Brandy Station, Va. resulting in the amputation of his right foot!
U.S. Senator from South Carolina
(1836-1909) Son-in-law of South Carolina Governor Francis W. Pickens, and a member of the S.C. legislature, he accepted a captain's commission in Hampton's Legion at the outbreak of the War Between The States. Promoted to colonel in August 1862, he was appointed commander of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, and was severely wounded at the battle of Brandy Station, Va., resulting in the amputation of his right foot. Commissioned brigadier general, to rank from September 1, 1863, and major general, September 19, 1864, he greatly distinguished himself as a brigade and division commander under Generals' J.E.B. Stuart and Wade Hampton. His post war career saw him as U.S. Senator, and in 1898, he served as Major General, U.S.A., in the Spanish American War.
Signature With State: 3 1/2 x 2, in ink, M.C. Butler. He has added his state of S.C. below his autograph. Light age toning. Very fine.