Skinner Website
Skinner WebsiteOnline
May 18, 2016 12:00 PM - May 26, 2016 03:00 PMCalender

Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Signed Military Commission, 12 February 1856.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM


Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Signed Military Commission, 12 February 1856. Engraved document printed on parchment, fulfilled by hand, signed by Pierce in full, countersigned by James C. Dobbin (1814-1857) as Secretary of the Navy, appointing Stewart Kennedy (d. 8 March 1864) Assistant Surgeon in the Navy, as of 1 October 1855, sealed, docketed, with old folds, some toning, small hole due to worming in top right corner, 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
Kennedy was assigned to the Gulf Squadron in 1861, where he served aboard the Preble, and thence to the Hartford, where he was present at the taking of New Orleans under Admiral Farragut. He was later ordered to the Wachusett in January of 1864 and was killed in March of the same year.
Estimate $800-1,000

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Stewart Kennedy, New Orleans