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Only two days prior to Gettysburg, Lincoln signs in full a document drafting more troops from Connecticut
Partly printed document signed "Abraham Lincoln", June 30, 1863, Washington, DC, 7.75" x 9.75", one page. Two days prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln signs an order requesting more troops from Connecticut. Light toned along edges, else fine condition with an exceptionally dark and clear full signature. In full: "I Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy thereof, having taken into consideration the number of volunteers and militia furnished by and from the several States, including the State of Connecticut, and the period of service of said volunteers and militia since the commencements of the present rebellion, in order to equalize the numbers among the Districts of the said States, and having considered and allowed for the number already furnished as aforesaid, and the time of their service aforesaid, do hereby assign Two Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Two (2,162) as the first proportional part of the quota
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