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    Abraham Lincoln Signed Military Appointment, DS "Abraham Lincoln", vellum, 15.5" x 19.5", Washington, D.C., 20 March 1862. Countersigned by Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War, appointing Hiram G. Berry to the rank of "Brigadier General of Volunteers". Hiram George Berry (1824-1863) joined the Union Army as a colonel in the 4th Maine Infantry. Shortly after receiving this appointment, he was promoted again to major general. Berry died in action during the Battle of Chancellorsville the following year. In very good condition with light soiling and few stains affecting the signature.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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