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Lot 1282

Lincoln, Abraham. Meigs was a Union general from Georgia, who had graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1836 and served in various peace-time engineering assignments. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was promoted to colonel in the 11th U.S. Infantry. On May 15, 1861 he was appointed Brigadier General USA and Quartermaster General. He served efficiently in that difficult position throughout the war. A choice condition letter with light toning and minor soiling at the edges; mounted on a heavier 8 x 6" sheet. 16th President of the United States, 1861-1865.

Letter Signed As President. One page, Octavo, on Executive Mansion letterhead, Washington, DC, May 13, 1862. To General M(ontgomery) C(unningham) Meigs, U.S.A. In full: "General: Allow me to introduce Mr. Charles D. Chase and to commend his request to your favorable consideration. Your Obt. Servt. A. Lincoln." Fine.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.

Realized $10,063

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