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#39 - Abraham Lincoln

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Appointing a Brigade Surgeon who was later held in Libby Prison
Description                           Estimate: $6,000+          

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14 x 17.5, April 4, 1862. President Lincoln appoints William H. White “Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion, “Abraham Lincoln,” and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Nicely archivally suede-matted and framed with a color portrait of Lincoln to an overall size of 34 x 27. Intersecting folds, handwritten portions of the text uniformly light, but still legible, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Lincoln’s signature remains crisp and dark, and the blue seal is intact and only slightly worn. White, having left his practice to join the Army for patriotic reasons, was to serve in McClellan's Army of the Potomac, and was captured and held prisoner at Libby Prison in Richmond before being exchanged and returned to service. Brigade surgeons were considered a commodity during the war, and their appointments are necessarily scarce. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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