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#18 - Abraham Lincoln

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Passage for his wife’s military escort: “Guard and Patrols will pass Captain Candler A.D.C. to Major Genl. Hooker in and about Washington”

Civil War–dated manuscript DS as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.5 x 3, April 10, 1863. In full: “Guard and Patrols will pass Captain Candler A.D.C. to Major Genl. Hooker in and about Washington until further order.” Lincoln has crossed out “further order” and written more specifically, “Sunday Morning the 12th Inst.” Intersecting folds (a few vertical folds unobtrusively passing through letters of the signature), scattered creases, and light soiling, otherwise fine condition.

After a string of generals failed to live up to President Lincoln’s expectations, Joseph Hooker was given his chance. On April 9th, during a six-day visit at Hooker’s headquarters in Virginia, Lincoln led an entourage in a review of the Army of the Potomac on the banks of the Rappahannock; Mary, escorted by Captain Candler, viewed from a nearby carriage. Lincoln approved of Hooker’s proposal to cross the river and move against the Confederate forces to block their retreat, and the march was set for April 13th. Leading the re-energized army, with Candler by his side, Hooker continued on to meet Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville at the end of the month. Though Lee’s army was less than half the size of Hooker’s, the Union army suffered a decisive and stunning defeat—another disappointment in the search for a Union general. He and Candler both resigned shortly after. This immensely desirable wartime document captures the president’s endorsement at a frustrating and uncertain time in the leadership of the Union Army. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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