Thomas Sumter is one of the most celebrated heros of the Revolutionary War and his autograph is as rare as hen's teeth. In 1772, Sumter and his colleagues met with the King George III of England and English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sumter sat for Reynolds to take their portraits.
In 1776, Sumter served as Brigadier General of the South Carolina militia under General George Washington. He fought against the British in several major battles including the pivitol episode that led Lord Cornwallis to leave the Carolinas for Virginia, where he sustained a stunning defeat at Yorktown. This was a major turnaround in the Revolutionary War. Sumter's aggressive fighting earned him the nickname "The Carolina Gamecock."
After the Revolutionary War, Sumter became a longtome member of the U.S. Congress. After the War of 1812, Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor was named after him. Fort Sumter is probably best remembered as the place where the first battle of the American Civil War was fought.
This Thomas Sumter autograph reproduction would make a wonderful addition to an album or display.