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1864 -1923 ARCHIVE, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, PITTSBURGH PA CONGRESSMAN, WILLIAM GRAHAM
1864 -1923 ARCHIVE, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, PITTSBURGH PA CONGRESSMAN, WILLIAM GRAHAM 1864 -1923 ARCHIVE, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, PITTSBURGH PA CONGRESSMAN, WILLIAM GRAHAM Click images to enlarge Description (PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR OTHER ITEMS CURRENTLY LISTED ON EBAY.) 1864 TO 1923 ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, CONGRESSMAN AND BUSINESS MAN "HON. WILLIAM H. GRAHAM" OF PITTSBURGH, PA. WILLIAM GRAHAM WAS BORN ON AUG. 3, 1844 IN ALLEGHENY, PA (A TOWN LATER INCORPORATED INTO TODAY'S "NORTHSIDE" OF PITTSBURGH, PA). GRAHAM ENLISTED INTO THE UNION ARMY AT THE AGE OF 17 BY JOINING CO. A, SECOND WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY (WHICH WAS LATER MERGED INTO THE 5TH WV CAVALRY) AND WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV. OF NOTE, HE WAS LATER SELECTED TO DELIVER THE MESSAGE OF LEE'S SURREDER TO GRANT AT APPOMATTOX COURTHOUSE, VA. FROM THAT POINT ON, HE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN G.A.R. CIRCLES. AFTER THE WAR HE SERVED SEVERAL ELECTED TERMS AS COUNTY RECORDER AND AIDED IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL STREET AND VALLEY STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. HE SERVED SEVERAL TERMS AS CONGRESSMAN REPRESENTING THE 29TH DISTRICT. HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER JOSEPH GURNEY CANNON FROM ILLINOIS IS EVIDENCED BY TWO OF THE CANNON AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS NOTED BELOW. (CANNON IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE MOST POWERFUL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN HISTORY SERVING FROM 1903 TO 1911.) GRAHAM WAS ALSO A PRESIDENT OF BOTH THE MERCANTILE TRUST CO. AND THE MERCANTILE BANK OF PITTSBURGH. HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 79 IN 1923. INCLUDED IN THIS ARCHIVE ARE: 1/30/1865 ARMY LINE PASS TO DEPART TO HARPERS FERRY WV AN … [Click Below for Full Description]
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