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ABRAHAM LINCOLN AUTOGRAPHED! 1863 Dated Naval Officer's Commission
Item #: A885
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Here is a wonderful piece! It is an authentic Civil War US Naval Officer's Commission. What is special about this one is that it is hand signed by the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. This commission is pre-printed on the high quality velum with the blanks filled in with fine brown ink. This commission is dated from February 21st 1863. The document promotes Edward A. Walker as a lieutenant in the navy. The commission is frame in a simple old wooden frame that measures 15-1/2 inches wide and stands 18 inches tall. The commission itself is a thing of beauty. It has the Union eagle at the top with the ships in the background. At the bottom it has the God and Goddess image with the ships in the background as well. At the very bottom it has the cannon design with the flags in the background and it has the original applied orange seal of the navy. On the right hand side it has the distinctive complete ink signature of Abraham Lincoln. On the left hand side it has the signature of the Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles. It is ready to hang on your wall. When I looked up the service of Walker we found that he enlisted as a Midshipman. He was promoted to Master on September 19th 1861 and then this commission appointed him to the rank of Lieutenant. It also noted that he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander on July 25th 1866. There is also a notation that he served on the USS Sabine, USS Chippewa and the North Atlantic Squadron. The brief history print out will accompany the commission.

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