- A military commission signed by Abraham Lincoln as President during the U.S Civil War in April 1862
- Beautifully framed for display using U.V filtering conservation glass
Sixteenth President of the United States (1809-1865), Abraham Lincoln successfully led the country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Lincoln is credited with piloting the Union to victory and ending slavery in North America.
He was assassinated at the close of the Civil War in April 1865.
As the American Civil War raged across the country, President Lincoln signed his name to this military commission appointing James H. Carleton Brigadier General of Volunteers in April 1862.
The Volunteers had a significant presence on the south-western front, and in 1862 Carleton was leading a column of troops from California, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas: the states bordering Mexico.
The document measures 15.75 x 19.25inches and is beautifully illustrated with the engraved eagle and flag vignette.
The original embossed, blue paper seal also remains intact.
President Lincoln has executed his signature meticulously signing 'Abraham Lincoln' just below the partly printed text.
The signature is crisp, precise and prominent.
Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War has countersigned the document next to the President's flowing signature.
The document has been professionally restored, and is double-matted and framed using U.V filtering conservation glass.
A superb piece of American history, signed by one of the nation's greatest Presidents.
Provenance: Ex Stanley Gibbons
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