Lot 36: Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12.5 x 17, June 8, 1863. President Lincoln appoints Byron G. Daniels as a "Captain in the Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Archivally double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait and nameplate to an overall size of 26.5 x 24. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases and light soiling, and overall writing light but legible (including much of Lincoln's first name). Accompanied by a large photocopied packet of Daniels's war records. According to records he was disabled in August 1864 and tendered his resignation on September 13. He later served as United States consul at Hull, England, during the 1890s, and passed away in 1900. A desirable military commission by Lincoln from the height of the Civil War.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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