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(1786 - 1866) American general, a hero during the War of 1812. Commanded the U.S. Army from 1841 through the Mexican and Civil Wars. A presidential candidate in 1852. Postal cover addressed and signed 'Major Gen'l Scott' at top, 4.75 x 2.75 in., ca. 1848, addressed to 'Major General P. F. Smith' in California and hand-delivered. Very good. Persifor Frazer Smith (1798–1858) was an Army officer during the Seminole Wars and Mexican–American War. As commander of US forces in California, he was one of the last military governors of the occupied territory before California became a state.

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October 29, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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