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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
116
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), Signed document, one page, October 15, 1863, as President, appointment to Frank Bell as Captain in the Veteran Reserve Corps, countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, vellum, (folds, seal half detached, a few small holes at edge and center fold, docketed to u.l. edge); sold together with appointment to Bell of Captain of the First Regiment of Rifles in the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers Corps, December 1, 1862, one page, (fold separations, offset, toning and tape residue).

Note: Frank Bell was a member of "the Old Deertails," a sharpshooter regiment formed from the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. The men of this regiment were from the rough mountain regions of Pennsylvania, and the men in it wore white-tail deer tails on their caps as a regimental badge. Bell was in Company I, the McKean Rifles, from McKean County.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Keywords

Frank Bell, Lincoln, First Regiment of Rifles, President, Secretary, Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers Corps, Veteran Reserve Corps, Edwin Stanton, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, mountain regions of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, McKean County

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