This signature of Brigadier General, Retired, Louis H. Carpenter, was clipped from a letter sometime after 1899. Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor for his action at Beaver Creek, Kansas, in an engagement with Cheyenne Indians while in support of Forsyth and his Scouts in September of 1868.
Louis Carpenter enlisted in the 6th U.S. Cavalry and rose through the ranks to be commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in July of 1862. He mustered out of service in 1865 having been a Colonel of 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry. He accepted a captaincy in the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of two Black cavalry regiments formed in 1866. He rose in rank in various commands all through the Indian Wars, and later was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers during the Spanish American War. He received brevet commissions for gallant and meritorious service at the Battles of Gettysburg, Pa., and Winchester, Va., and two more for Gallant and Meritorious service during the war. His final brevet commission to Colonel came for his action against Indians at Beaver Creek, where he received the MOH.
The signature is in excellent condition.
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