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    Andrew Johnson Presidential Brevet Commission for a US Marine for Civil War Action. Standard 15½" x 19½" vellum document with eagle masthead and Andrew Johnson/ President of the United States of America. Flag/ arms panoply with seal at the bottom from Navy Department of the United States with classical nautical scene above. Issued March 2, 1867, to William H. Parker, commissioning him by brevet to the rank of Major "in the Marine Corps of the United States" for action at Fort Fisher January 13th, 14th and 15th 1865, with the rank to date from January 15th 1865. Signed by Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy, the Johnson signature we believe to be ink printed not manuscript. Overall superb condition with just some minor wear along the right edge. Very rare, with only a handful of brevet commissions issued through the course of the entire war to US Marine officers.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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