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    Ulysses S. Grant Appointment Signed "U. S. Grant." One page with integral blank, 8" x 10.25", on War Department letterhead, Washington, October 21, 1867, appointing General Stewart Van Vliet "...for faithful and distinguished services in the Quartermaster's Department during the war, a Major General by Brevet, in the service of the United States..." Grant has signed the appointment as ad interim secretary of war to President Andrew Johnson. Folds with light toning.

    Stewart Van Vliet (1815-1901) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1840 and served through the Seminole War in the 3rd U.S. Artillery. He saw action at the Battle of Monterrey and served under Winfield Scott at the Siege of Vera Cruz during the Mexican War. In the 1850s, he took part in the Sioux Expedition and Utah War. Van Vliet served throughout the Civil War, first as chief quartermaster for the Army of the Potomac until 1862. He spent the remainder of the war in New York City as a logistics officer for the troops in the field. He retired from service in 1881 as assistant quartermaster for the U.S. Army.


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