* (PRESIDENTS) JOHNSON, ANDREW Partially printed document signed ("Andrew Johnson"), on engraved vellum, with embossed seal affixed upper left. Washington, April 7, 1866. Appointment of John H. King as Captain in the First Regiment of Infantry. Countersigned by Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War.
Partially printed document with stamped signature ("Andrew Johnson") on vellum. With engraved head- and tail-piece, embossed presidential seal affixed upper left. Washington, April 7, 1866. Appointment of John H. King as Brevet Major General. Countersigned with stamp of Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War; signed as received by E.D. Townsend, Assistant (and future) Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. 40 x 50 cm; one bisecting vertical fold, six horizontal folds; in very good condition.
At this point in office, Johnson had stopped signing such commissions, and was using a stamped facsimile. John Haskell King had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, seeing action in the Seminole War, the Mexican War, and in such important Civil War battles as Shiloh, Stones River (where he was wounded), Chickamauga and in the Atlanta Campaign, where he commanded a division.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Collection of Todd and Erin Nelson, Louisville, Colorado