Andrew Johnson
Document Signed




Rare document signed as President dated 5/7/1865 only a few weeks after the Lincoln Assassination.  The document is a military appointment promoting P. E. O'Connor to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps from the date of 12/3/1864.  As the document is also signed by E. D. Townsend attesting that this promotion was recorded in the Adjutant Generals office 3/7/1865 this was obviously ordered during the Lincoln Administration but Lincoln didn't live to sign the promotion.  Also signed by Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War.

As most collectors know, most Johnson Military Appointments were signed with a stamped signature.  This is one of a small percentage that were hand signed by Johnson in the first two months of his administration.

Some folds and wrinkles as are common with vellum documents with an extremely strong Johnson signature.

Conservation framed with period engraving.


Andrew Johnson

Document Type:

Document Signed (DS)

Framed Dimensions:

28" w x 28" h




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