Lot 55: Andrew Johnson

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-02-24 15:24:28

Lot 55: Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 19.5, June 1, 1865. President Johnson appoints John S. Mason as "Major in the Seventeenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Johnson and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. In fine condition. Mason had seen action at Antietam and Fredericksburg before spending much of his postwar career performing garrison duty in outposts on the western frontier. As Andrew Johnson favored a stamp due to an injured hand, his signed presidential documents are quite scarce. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471 Wednesday, 9th March 2016 Estimate: $800-1200
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