Lot 471: Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 10, May 22, 1865. Document issued to Marsena R. Patrick immediately following the Civil War. In part: "You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has appointed you, for faithful and meritorious services during the War, a Major General of Volunteers, by Brevet, in the service of the United States." Expected document wear, creasing to the top edge, and a few small edge tears, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait of Stanton. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Patrick had overseen the processing of thousands of Confederate prisoners of war.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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