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    Jefferson Davis West Point Cadet Appointment Signed "Jefferson Davis" as Secretary of War. Four pages, 7.75"x 9.75", Washington D.C., February 17, 1855. Printed on blue Department of War letterhead, this notice informs the recipient, one "Wm. W. Ricketts of Pennsylvania," that he has been appointed "a Cadet in the service of the United States." Upon the outbreak of the Civil War Ricketts enlisted on April 22, 1861 as a captain, ultimately achieving the rank of Colonel in the Pennsylvania 35th Infantry. He was discharged due to an un-named disability on February 27, 1862. Occasional foxing; with old, smoothed fold creases and fading in the folds.

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