11-16-2008 11-16-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2433 Boston
November 16, 2008 10:00 AMCalender
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(Civil War and 19th Century Presidential Military Commissions), Breck, Samuel, Jr.

$31,995$27,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2433 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 16, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

(Civil War and 19th Century Presidential Military Commissions), Breck, Samuel, Jr. Fine collection of ten Presidential commissions on vellum, issued to Samuel Breck, Jr., during the years 1856-1897, comprising; Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869), as Second Lieutenant, July 11th, 1856, countersigned by Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), four commissions; as First Lieutenant, August 27th, 1861, countersigned by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War; as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Captain, February 5th, 1862, countersigned by Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War; as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Major, July 18th, 1862, countersigned by Edwin Stanton; as Lieutenant Colonel, March 23rd, 1865, countersigned by Edwin Stanton; Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875), two commissions; as Brevet Colonel, July 31st, 1866, countersigned by Edwin Stanton; as Brevet Brigadier General, July 31st, 1866, countersigned by Edwin Stanton; Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908), two commissions, as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank March 4th, 1887, countersigned by William Endicott as Secretary of War; as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Colonel, September 11th, 1893, countersigned by L.A. Grant as Acting Secretary of War; McKinley, William (1843-1901), as Adjutant General with the rank of Brigadier General, December 21st, 1897, countersigned by Russell Alger as Secretary of War; all folio (some lightened text, mostly very good to excellent). Together with a group of collateral ephemera related to the career of Samuel Breck, including his U.S. Military Academy diploma, Class of 1855; Military Service Institution Certificate, signed by Winfield Scott Hancock, two enclosures sent with commissions, and others.
Estimate $30,000-40,000

Keywords

Secretary , Assistant Adjutant General , Edwin Stanton, Samuel Breck , Jr., Samuel , Jr., Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Simon Cameron, First Lieutenant, Franklin, Second Lieutenant , Brigadier General , Lieutenant Colonel , Cleveland, William Endicott, Colonel, Russell Alger, Acting Secretary , Adjutant General , Samuel Breck, U.S. Military Academy, Scott Hancock