Lot #8158
Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Roosevelt graciously accepts a medal from the United Confederate Veterans
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Estimate: $400+

Description

President Roosevelt graciously accepts a medal from the United Confederate Veterans

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, July 11, 1941. Letter to Julius Franklin Howell, president of the Longstreet Memorial Association, in part: "Breckinridge Long has been good enough to hand me the medal voted to me at the Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans and presented to him by you for delivery to me. I am deeply touched by this act of the Confederate Veterans and wish to thank them and you as President General of the Longstreet Memorial Association for this signal honor and distinction." In fine condition, with a crease in the lower blank area. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope. At age sixteen, Julius Franklin Howell entered the Confederate service and would in time become a member of the 24th Virginia Cavalry; when he died in 1948, at the age of 102, he was purported to be the final survivor of General James Longstreet's Corps.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021





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