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Nelson A. Miles

Nelson A. Miles

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Nelson A. Miles

American soldier (1839–1925) who earned a niche in military history as the only man to serve as an officer in the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War. Though the nearly eighty-year-old Miles volunteered to serve during World War I, his offer was declined by Woodrow Wilson. Ink signature, “With highest esteem, and best wishes. Your friend, Nelson A. Miles, Lieut. General U.S. Army,” on an off-white 5 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with uniform shade of toning and minor paper loss to the left edge. RRAuction COA.

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  • Dates: #377 - Ended October 12, 2011