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    Abraham Lincoln Military Commission Signed "Abraham Lincoln" as President, one page, partially printed vellum, 13.5" x 16.75" (sight), Washington, D.C., August 6, 1861, appoints Jerome K. Bauduy "Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Artillery". The commission is countersigned by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War. Cameron, appointed by Lincoln in March 1861, served as Secretary of War for only one year, resigning on January 14, 1862 amidst allegations of corruption. The document is affixed with green War Department seal and embellished with martial engravings. Some of the handwritten portions are a bit faded, but the Lincoln signature is dark and legible. This framed document is in fine condition.


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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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