(1841 - 1945) German field marshal who commanded the Ninth Army and 10th Hussar Regiment in World War I. He became one of the German Empire's most prominent military leaders. When he died at the age of 95, his life had spanned the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, and post-war Allied occupation. A.L.S., 1p. 12mo., [n.p.], July 15, 1915, to a Mrs. Maria Hildebrandt, in full "Dear most gracious excellency! With you, I stand deeply shaken in thought at the grave of your husband. He was outstanding as a human being, as well as a soldier. His homecoming is a major loss to the family and the fatherland. I sincerely mourn with you. The memory will stay alive with me until my hour strikes..." He signs boldly at the conclusion in black ink. In fine condition. The original transmittal envelope is also present, again bearing his signature "v. Mackensen" in the return address.

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March 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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