Wounded four times during the Civil War!
United States Congressman from Ohio
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
(1836-1932) Born near Springfield, Ohio, he was a lawyer by occupation. He was appointed major of the 3rd Ohio Infantry on April 27, 1861, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel, February 27, 1862. He was then appointed colonel of the 110th Ohio Infantry, September 30, 1862, brevet brigadier general, October 19, 1864, for gallantry in the battles of Opequan, Fisher's Hill and Middletown, Va., and brevet major general, April 9, 1865, for his role in the Appomattox campaign. He was wounded four times during the Civil War: June 13, 1863, Winchester, Va.; June 14, 1863, Winchester, Va.; May 5, 1864, Wilderness, Va.; and September 19, 1864, Opequan, Va. He later became a major general of volunteers in the Spanish American War, was a U.S. Congressman, from 1877-85, and 1905-11, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1881-83, and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R., 1871-72.
Signature With Closing From Letter: 3 3/8 x 1 3/4, in ink, "Very Truly Yours, J. Warren Keifer," mounted to piece of an album page. There is a small hole in the paper that has the autograph on it. It causes the loss of the bottom of the "y" in "Very," the bottom of the "T" in "Truly" and it touches the long extension of the "W" in "Warren." There is a very small area of wear with slight paper loss at the upper right edge which does not touch any of the writing. Boldly written.