Christopher "Kit" Carson Clipped Endorsement
Carson, Christopher "Kit" (1809-1868). Folk legend, frontiersman, and Civil War general. Clipped endorsement signed C. Carson, as Brevet Brig. Gen. US Vols., Commanding Battalion, 4 x 1.75 in. Framed together with modern copies of photographs, portraits, and monuments to Carson, 11.5 x 16 in. overall.
Carson enlisted in July 1861 as a lieut. colonel and commissioned into F&S of the 1st NM Infantry. The following year, he was transferred to the 1st NM Cav. (F&S), then after the war he transferred into the NM 1st Battn. Cavalry. He earned his BBG in the "omnibus" awards of March 1865. He was assigned as commander of Fort Garland, CO in 1865. He resigned in 1867 because of poor health, and died the following year. Carson is probably best known as being in charge of the campaign against the Navajo, which resulted in the "Long Walk" to Bosque Redondo, and took the lives of hundreds of Dineh.
The signature has lightened a bit, but it is well preserved. There is minor soiling on the left margin of the paper.