Belmont, August autograph
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August Belmont, (1813-1890), born Alzey Hesse, to a Jewish family. After emigrating to the USA he changed his surname to Belmont, "beautiful mountain" in French. In1837 he became the American representative of the Rothschild family's banking house in Frankfurt. He was Financier, Racehorse owner/breeder (the famed Belmont Stakes thoroughbred horse race is named in his honour). Belmont was an avid supporter of the Union cause during the Civil War as a War Democrat, helping Missouri congressman Francis P. Blair raise and equip the Union army's first mainly German-American regiment.

Clip autograph with sentiment. Bold ink, pin holes from being pinned to a Civil War era album. VF

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Belmont, August autograph

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