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    Abraham Lincoln Signed Military Appointment, 1864 Partly-printed document signed "Abraham Lincoln" as President, 15.75" x 20" on vellum, Washington, May 1, 1864. An appointment of Gilbert L. Parker as "Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers with the rank of Captain..." Countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin P. Stanton. Parker enlisted in the Union Army in July 1861 and served with the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry until he was commissioned into the Quartermaster department in March, 1863 and was discharged in June, 1866. One tiny pin hole at intersection of vertical and horizontal folds, horizontal fold through Lincoln's dark, bold signature does little to detract. The document is in excellent condition; a great Lincoln specimen. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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