ABRAHAM LINCOLN * JSA LOA * Autograph Appointment of Antietam Veteran Signed *
ABRAHAM LINCOLN * JSA LOA * Autograph Appointment of Antietam Veteran Signed *:
One of the HOLY GRAILS of Presidential Autograph Collecting!Legendary 16th President of the United States, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, autograph civil war appointment for Antietam veteran Sylvanus Mulford. Abraham Lincoln promotes Mulford to Assistant Surgeon of the Volunteers and signs the appointment with a bold full signature as "Abraham Lincoln". Document is countersigned by his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Appointment is in fantastic condition with intact seal, and is dated March 2nd, 1863. Sale includes accompanying original LOA from the highly-respected James Spence Authentication (JSA) who have thoroughly examined the document and certify its authenticity. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE. Sylvanus Sanford Mulford was a member of the 33rd New York Infantry Regiment. He enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon on May 22nd, 1861 in Almeria, NY. While enlisted his regiment saw action at the Battle of Antietam where he served as a Surgeon on what became and still is the single bloodiest day in American history. Less than a month later he was promoted to the Assistant Surgeon of the Volunteers by Lincoln in this document. An undoubtedly deserving reward for this Civil War patriot. The document is housed in a "American Museum of Historical Documents" display (this company later became History For Sale). Lincoln autograph and overall document are in excellent condition. The appointment is housed in a acid-free Mylar sleeve to prevent acidification and is framed behind UF3-AR Plexiglas which blocks approximately 94% of ultraviolet light. Overall frame measures approx. 27"x24". Appointment measures 16.5"x12.5". Own a remarkable piece of American history! The perfect gift for the Presidential collector, Lincoln devotee, autograph enthusiast, or History buff. Sold as is, as shown.