Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,064

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 June 9 - 10 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search