1864 MILITARY APPOINTMENT, SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT
LINCOLN, Abraham. Engraved document signed. Washington, April 7, 1864. Single vellum sheet (16 by 20 inches), partially printed and finished in a secretarial hand, embossed blue paper seal, floated and framed, measures 28 by 24 inches. $16,500.
Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing Randolph Monteith as Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery, countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, with fragile paper seal present, beautifully framed.
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 Adjutant General E. D. Townsend.
A bit of soiling and foxing, mostly along top quarter of document, fold lines; Lincoln signature bold and clear.