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    Andrew Johnson Autograph Endorsement Signed. One page with additional endorsements on verso, 7.75" x 9.75", "Head Quarters, 4th Batln, D.C. Volunteers. Washington, July 12, 1861." A letter of recommendation addressed to Simon Cameron from Lemuel Towers, commanding officer of the 4th Battalion, Washington D.C. Regiment on behalf of William E. Morgan for an appointment as a lieutenant. Johnson endorses the letter at bottom: "It is with much pleasure that I write with Col Towers in recommending Mr. Morgan for the appointment of Lieutenant in the Army of the U.S. Andrew Johnson." Johnson was serving as Senator from Tennessee at the time he made this endorsement. Also endorsed by New York Senator John C. Ten Eyck. With two additional military endorsements on the verso. Blind stamp at the top left corner.

    William E. Morgan secured the appointment and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in Co. "D", DC 1st Infantry. He was discharged on May 31, 1863.

    Condition: Stray water stains affecting a few words. The number "36" is written in pencil at the bottom, and pencil annotation at top, both in an unknown hand.


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    May, 2019
    14th Tuesday
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