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    Gideon Welles Military Appointment Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 13.5" x 15.75", Washington, December 17, 1862, appointing "N. Beach Clark...Second Assistant Engineer in the Navy of the United States." Signed by Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy. Countersigned by E.J. Whittaker and Wm. P. Moran. Orange Seal of the Naval Department in the bottom middle, covering a portion of the imagery of flags and cannons.

    Condition: Deep folds, yellowing at the creases, tape residue on the verso from a previous mounting, and a small area of loss at the bottom right corner.

    More Information:  Welles served as Secretary of the Navy from March 7, 1861 through March 4, 1869, and due to his naval blockades of southern ports, was thought to be crucial to the victory of the Union in the Civil War.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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