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RARE 1861 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN

LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. August 20, 1861.

Exceptional August 1861 autograph letter penned entirely in Lincoln's hand, signed by him in the first year of the war and mere weeks after the Union loss at Bull Run, written to Secretary of War Cameron regarding the appointment of John Huntington, from a distinguished Connecticut family, to the position of Assistant Quarter-Master of the Army, beautifully housed in a custom half morocco portfolio featuring a handsome engraved portrait of Lincoln. $26,000.

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LARGE ENGRAVED MILITARY COMMISSION, 1867, WITH THE OFFICIAL STAMPED SIGNATURES OF BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF WAR

JOHNSON, Andrew and STANTON, Edwin. Document signed (stamped signatures). Washington, D.C. April 15, 1867.

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. $1800.

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