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Auction of Civil War VMI Cadet Autograph Ends Tonight

Posted in Interesting Items  by Steven on November 26th, 2008

Here’s something you don’t run across every day. This is the clipped signature of John S Wise, who was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute during the Civil War, and fought as cadet at the Battle of New Market.  Later in the war he became a Lieutenant in the Confederate Army.

After the war, he got his law degree, served as US District Attorney in Virginia, and served in Congress.

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