"Brigadier General John Glover is truly the forgotten hero of the American Revolution. On no less then three occasions, he, and he alone, can be credited with saving the Revolution!
War date autograph of Revolutionary War Hero General John Glover. Considered one of the Revolution's unsung hero's, his autograph is scarce and highly prized amongst collectors.
In fine condition, appears to have been clipped from a letter, with mount it measures 4.75" x 2.25", actual autograph roughly measures 4.25" x 1.75".
$1750.00 plus shipping
"John Gloverís a great American success story. Born to humble circumstances in 1732, he was reared in Marblehead, Massachusetts and developed a very successful merchant and ship enterprise. Gloverís wealth and prominence led to political leadership and military involvement as the conflict between Britain and the colonies reached the precipice.
It would be difficult to surpass his great achievements as an officer in the Revolutionary War, especially in the critical year of 1776. All of the leadership military knowledge and maritime skills he had developed were -- fortunately for the Patriot cause -- brought to bear in three dramatic episodes that helped to save the budding American independence movement. Twice on the water -- at Brooklyn in August and a Trenton in December -- and once on land (the nearby Battle of Pellís Point in October) Glover guided operations that helped to salvage the Revolution at some of its darkest hours.
His contributions in the latter part of the war were impressive.
After the great American victory, he enjoyed the fruits of independence, returning to Marblehead as an honored citizen and political leader. But his sacrifice in terms of family, health and fortune was considerable, a prime example of the high cost of American independence."