Document signed (stamped signatures)


Publication Date: 1867
From Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 29, 2014 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 1,800.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

JOHNSON, Andrew and STANTON, Edwin. Document signed with stamped signatures (Military Commission). Washington, D.C.: April 15, 1867. Folio, single engraved sheet of vellum (16 by 19-1/2 inches), finished in manuscript. $1800.Fine military commission, fully engraved on vellum and finished in manuscript, appointing James Gillette as captain in the 15th Regiment of Infantry, with the official stamped signatures of both President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.The 15th Regiment of Infantry was activated during the Civil War on May 3, 1861. By the end of the war, the regiment had fought in 22 major engagements, including Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Murfreesboro, and Atlanta as a part of Brigadier General John King s Army regulars of Johnston s Division, 14th Army Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. "The Regiment was a key element of the only Regular Brigade in Sherman s Army" (H.R. Brinkerhoff). Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel James Gillette served as Commissary of Subsistence of the Western District of Mississippi and the Post of Vicksburgh. He was appointed Brevet Major in 1869. "Edwin Stanton was one of the central political figures of the Civil War era and one of the most controversial. His principal role was as chief manager under the president of the Union war effort and his immense energy and organizational talent made possible the mobilization of the North s vast resources to achieve victory Stanton s strongest commitment was to preserve the Union, and his tenacious efforts during the early stages of Reconstruction to sustain the army and reverse President Johnson s policy of leniency toward the former Confederates did much to redeem the sacrifices of the war" (ANB). Docketed by the Assistant Adjutant General, E.D. Townsend (with the marginal annotation, in another hand, "Recorded Volume 18, page 278, Adjutant General s Office, April 15, 1867"). With large ornamental vignettes of the American Eagle at top and military flags and regalia at bottom. Embossed paper seal affixed. Fine condition, with only a few minor spots. Bookseller Inventory # 83644

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Document signed (stamped signatures)

Publication Date: 1867

Signed: Signed

Store Description

We are a rare bookseller based in Philadelphia, with stores in New York, and Las Vegas. If you would like to contact us about any of our books listed on the site, please use the 'Contact the bookseller' link on the listing page.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

If you have questions or would like to request an image of a book via email, please contact us using the 'Contact the bookseller' link. 1. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and check. 2. All items are subject to prior sale. 3. All items are guaranteed as described. 4. Any item ordered through ABE may be returned within 30 days of the Estimated Delivery Date if unsatisfactory for any reason. (Notification requested prior to return.) 5. Shipping and insurance charges are add...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Bank/Wire Transfer