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Abraham Lincoln Surgeon's Military Appointment S

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Abraham Lincoln Surgeon's Military Appointment S

Lot 49130 Details

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Abraham Lincoln Surgeon's Military Appointment Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 14.75" x 19.75", Washington, December 26, 1861, appointing "F.M. Heister . . . Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers in the service of the United States." Countersigned by Simon Cameron as secretary of war. With engraved military and patriotic vignettes. Seal of the War Department near the upper left corner.

Francis Muhlenberg Heister (sometimes spelled Hiester) enlisted in the Union Army on December 24, 1861. He served as medical director of the Department of Ohio and died on April 9, 1864, of an unknown disease, thought to be chronic diarrhea he contracted at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Condition: Smoothed folds with four small holes (one along the vertical fold near the upper edge; three along the second horizontal fold). Scattered foxing. Spot of staining near the right edge.

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Abraham Lincoln Surgeon's Military Appointment S

Estimate $7,000 - $9,000
Nov 04, 2015
Starting Price $3,500
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49130: Abraham Lincoln Surgeon's Military Appointment S

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Est. $7,000 - $9,000Starting Price $3,500
2015 November 4 Manuscripts - #6149
Wed, Nov 04, 2015 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 49130 Details

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Abraham Lincoln Surgeon's Military Appointment Signed. One partially-printed vellum page, 14.75" x 19.75", Washington, December 26, 1861, appointing "F.M. Heister . . . Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers in the service of the United States." Countersigned by Simon Cameron as secretary of war. With engraved military and patriotic vignettes. Seal of the War Department near the upper left corner.

Francis Muhlenberg Heister (sometimes spelled Hiester) enlisted in the Union Army on December 24, 1861. He served as medical director of the Department of Ohio and died on April 9, 1864, of an unknown disease, thought to be chronic diarrhea he contracted at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Condition: Smoothed folds with four small holes (one along the vertical fold near the upper edge; three along the second horizontal fold). Scattered foxing. Spot of staining near the right edge.

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