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    Abraham Lincoln Officer Commission Document Signed. One page, 15.5" x 19.5", on vellum, partly printed, Washington, March 17, 1863. An appointment of Edward W. Smith to "...Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers with the rank of Major in the service of the United States..." Smith, an attorney before the war, was brevetted brigadier general on March 13, 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war. Boldly signed by Lincoln, as president, at the conclusion of the text, and by Edwin Stanton, as Secretary of War. Edward Townsend has also signed in the docketing area. Fine condition, green wafer seal intact. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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