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    Ulysses S. Grant signs a brevet appointment as Secretary of War issued to Charles B. Stoughton

    Ulysses S. Grant Partly Printed Document Signed as Secretary of War Appointing Charles B. Stoughton a Brigadier General by Brevet. One page with blank integral sheet, 8"x 10.25", Washington DC, October 24, 1867. In part: "Sir: You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has appointed you, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, a Brigadier General of Volunteers by Brevet, in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the thirteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty five; Should the Senate, at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly. Immediately on receipt hereof, please to communicate to this Department, through the Adjutant General of the Army, your acceptance or non-acceptance... [signed] U.S. Grant, Secretary of War ad interim." Commission is moderately toned with small areas of separation at folds. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope from the Adjutant General's Office.

    Charles Bradley Stoughton enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant in August 1861 in the Vermont Fourth Infantry. He led regiments at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and subsequently the battles of Marye's Heights, Salem Church, and Gettysburg. Stoughton was wounded (resulting in the loss of his right eye) in an engagement near Funkstown, Maryland, on July 10, 1863 while in pursuit of the retreating Army of Virginia. The appointment offered here was issued for this meritorious conduct.

    Accompanied by Andrew Johnson Partly Printed Military Commission with Stamped Signature as President appointing Charles Stoughton a Brigadier General of Volunteers. One page, on vellum, 15.75"x 19.75", Washington DC, June 15, 1868. With the original transmittal envelope. Large, handsome engraved vignettes at upper and lower center; blue embossed paper seal at upper left. Countersigned by John Schofield as Secretary of War. Faintly toned; pristine.

    The group includes additional appointments outlining Stoughton's military career:
    Three Frederick Holbrook Military Commissions Signed as Governor of Vermont. Each partly printed commission is four pages (text on first and last pages only), on vellum, 17.75"x 11.75", Montpelier, Vermont. Commission appointing Stoughton a Major of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry of the Volunteer Militia, dated February 25, 1862. Commission appointing Stoughton a Lieutenant Colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry of the Volunteer Militia, dated July 17, 1862. Commission appointing Stoughton a Colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry of the Volunteer Militia, dated November 5, 1862. All items are pristine with creamy toning. Green embossed paper seals at center left of each first page. Heavy folds. Large, bold signatures.


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