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.