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Document signed - LINCOLN Abraham - 1861. [1277950]
1861 - LINCOLN, Abraham. Engraved document signed. Washington, August 19, 1861. Single vellum sheet (14 by 18 inches), partially printed and finished in a secretarial hand, embossed blue paper seal, handsomely framed with engraved portrait, entire piece measures 32-1/2 by 27-1/2 inches. $16,500.Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Solomon E. Woodward as First Lieutenant in the Fifteenth Regiment of Infantry, countersigned by Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present.Solomon Woodward is known to have fought in several campaigns during the Civil War, including Shiloh, Corinth, Murfreesboro, and Atlanta. This commission is handsomely engraved with two military vignettes, one of an emblematic eagle and the other an army motif with crossed flags, cannon, and other accouterments of war. Docketed in red ink in upper left-hand corner by Assistant Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. Manuscript portions of document largely faded, except for Lincoln's signature, which remains clear and bold. A handsome framed document. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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