Document Signed Twice
Medal of Honor Recipient
(1819-1914) Controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadow of the White House, his young wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, II, who was the son of the author of the "Star Spangled Banner." His lawyer during the lurid trial was none other than Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's future Secretary of War, who got him off. During the Civil War, Sickles fought in the Virginia Peninsular, Antietam, and Fredericksburg campaigns. At Gettysburg he commanded the 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac, and was severely wounded on July 2, 1863, the result being the amputation of his right leg. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the battle of Gettysburg. He was very instrumental in forming the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Document Signed Twice: 7 3/4 x 3 1/8, imprinted bank check made out to Sickles himself, filled out ink. Signed by Sickles on the front of the check, and endorsed by him on the reverse. New York, May 13, 1887. Bank of the Metropolis, made out in the amount of Three thousand Dollars. Typical cut cancellation and small punch hole at the left. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable Union Gettysburg autograph.