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    Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Appointment Signed appointing Edwin F. Gardner assistant surgeon. One partially printed vellum page, 15.5" x 19.25", August 10, 1876, "City of Washington". Engraved with patriotic and military vignettes and affixed with dark blue U.S. War Department seal near top. The appointment reads in part: "Edwin F. Gardner I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him Assistant Surgeon with the rank of First Lieutenant in the service of the United States". The signature of "U. S. Grant", though large, has somewhat faded. Edwin Gardner served as a private during the Civil War. He graduated from Harvard in 1875 with an M.D. and was eventually appointed Deputy Surgeon General of the United States by President Theodore Roosevelt. Engraved with grand military vignettes and affixed with dark blue U. S. War Department seal. Folds. Fine.

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    October, 2009
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