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Autographs: NEWTON D. BAKER - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 08/05/1920 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL PETER CHARLES HARRIS

As Secretary of War and US Army Adjutant General, they sign the appointment of a Colonel in the Quartermaster Corps. The space for a Presidential signature is blank. President Wilson was barely functioning following his stroke of October 1919, his condition concealed from the public, and even from the Vice President and Cabinet.
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Autographs: JAMES BARBOUR - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/06/1825

Announcing the President's military appointment of the recipient.
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Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/03/1873

As Secretary of War, he signs a conditional appointment to West Point, subject to examination, for George M. Brodhead
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/05/1857 CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL SAMUEL COOPER, JOHN B. FLOYD

Newly inaugurated President Buchanan signed this military appointment of a future Union officer, as recommended by outgoing Secretary of War Jefferson Davis and signed by another Secretary of War who would side with the Confederacy.
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Autographs: SIMON CAMERON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/19/1861

In the first months of war, War Secretary informs soldier of his appointment by President Lincoln.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/09/1885 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES M. PORTER

Grover Cleveland signs an appointment for a new Notary Public.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/23/1888 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT

Military Appointment signed as President in January 1888, also signed by William C. Endicott as Secretary of War
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Autographs: PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/03/1896 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE D. RUGGLES, DANIEL S. LAMONT

Partly Printed DS: "Grover Cleveland" as President and "Daniel S.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/10/1886 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT

As President and Secretary of War, they commission an infantry lieutenant
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Autographs: PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 08/21/1894 CO-SIGNED BY: DANIEL S. LAMONT

The President and Secretary of War appoint an infantry captain.
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Autographs: BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES MAGILL CONRAD - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/22/1853

Partly Printed DS: "C.M.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA) - NAVAL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/08/1864 CO-SIGNED BY: JUDAH P. BENJAMIN

As Confederate President and Secretary of War, both signed this printed document on vellum, commissioning privateers to wage war against the US on the high seas. This copy was signed but never used. Printed early in the war, it includes a handwritten correction of the location of the CSA capital, with Montgomery struck out and Richmond written in.
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Autographs: SAMUEL DEXTER - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/02/1801

Rare manuscript military appointment signed by Samuel Dexter as Secretary of War in 1801, appointing a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. A rare signature from a man who held seats in both chambers of Congress and two presidential cabinet positions!
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Autographs: GLENN FORD COMBINATION

His US Navy Commission (1958), accompanied by awards bestowed by the Defense Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars for Ford's contribution to national defense. Accompanying these individually framed honors are two items signed by him, a contract and a photograph. The framed commission and commendations were acquired from Glenn Ford's estate.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT GRANT'S APPOINTMENT OF FELLOW CIVIL WAR GENERAL JUDSON BINGHAM AS DEPUTY ADJUTANT GENERAL, ACCOMPANIED BY AN OFFICIAL LETTER SIGNED BY BINGHAM HIMSELF

The President appoints Judson Bingham as Deputy Quartermaster General, countersigned by notorious Secretary of War William Belknap, double-matted and framed to 35½x29. Accompanied by a letter signed by Bingham as a Departmental Quartermaster in 1868.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/17/1872 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP, BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND

Military appointment signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, Secretary of War William Belknap and Adjutant General Edward Davis Townsend in 1872, appointing a first lieutenant
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/18/1872 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP, BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND

Partly Printed DS: "U.S. Grant" as President and "Wm. W.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/06/1869 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. RAWLINS, BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND

Partly Printed DS: "U.S. Grant" as President and "Jno. A.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/13/1875 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP, BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND

The President and his corrupt Secretary of War sign the appointment of an artillery lieutenant. Also signed by Adjutant General Edward Davis Townsend.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/14/1869 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. RAWLINS, BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND

President Grant signs an 1869 appointment with his Secretary of War, John Rawlins.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/01/1813 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN ARMSTRONG JR.

Partly Printed DS: "James Madison" as President and "J.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/23/1812 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM EUSTIS

In the early weeks of the War of 1812, the President appoints a First Lieutenant.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/01/1812 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM EUSTIS

1812 Appointment of an Ensign of infantry.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/20/1812 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM EUSTIS

Appointment of Second Lieutenant of Volunteers during the War of 1812.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/11/1900 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT

This signed document appoints John S. Fair a Captain of the Infantry of the United States Volunteers
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/14/1899 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, RUSSELL A. ALGER

Military Appointment of a Lieutenant Colonel, dated early 1899
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/15/1901 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT

President McKinley and Secretary of War Elihu Root sign this military appointment promoting Francis H. Pope to First Lieutenant of Cavalry.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 05/23/1898 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, RUSSELL A. ALGER

Spanish-American War-dated appointment of a Captain.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/07/1891 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, RUSSELL A. ALGER

Military appointment of a Lieutenant Colonel, dated 1899. Framed in Gallery of History style to an overall size of 31½x21¼
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/07/1897 CO-SIGNED BY: RUSSELL A. ALGER

As President and Secretary of War, they sign the appointment of an artillery officer (1897)
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 10/25/1899 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT

The two top government officials sign this military appointment promoting Francis H. Pope to First Lieutenant of Cavalry.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/24/1898 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, RUSSELL A. ALGER

Military Appointment singed to appoint John R. R. Hannay as Second Lieutenant of Infantry. Hannah would later have a U.S. Army Transport named for him.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/26/1899 CO-SIGNED BY: LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, ELIHU ROOT

Mervyn C. Buckey is appointed a First Lieutenant of Artillery with this signed document
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Autographs: PRESIDENT FRANKLIN PIERCE - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/19/1856 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM L. MARCY

The President and Secretary of State sign the appointment of a consul for the Cape Verde Islands.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/06/1903 CO-SIGNED BY: ELIHU ROOT

21x16 Presidential appointment of Francis W. Pope as Captain of Cavalry. Root signs as Secretary of War.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/01/1908 CO-SIGNED BY: LUKE E. WRIGHT

The United States President and newly appointed Secretary of War signed this document promoting Zerah W. Torrey
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Autographs: PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/24/1908 CO-SIGNED BY: LUKE E. WRIGHT

With his successor already elected, Roosevelt signed this military appointment of a lieutenant in the medical reserve corps, also signed by Secretary of War Luke E. Wright
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Autographs: PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/26/1901 CO-SIGNED BY: ELIHU ROOT

The President and Secretary of War appoint a Captain of Artillery.
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Autographs: EDWIN M. STANTON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/08/1862

Civil War-dated signature on the appointment of Joseph J. Reynolds as a Brigadier General of Volunteers
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/11/1912 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK H. HITCHCOCK

President Taft appoints Charles A. Gregory to be postmaster for four years at Lovington in the County of Moultrie in the state of Illinois.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/16/1903 CO-SIGNED BY: BEEKMAN WINTHROP

Signed in Manila as first Civil Governor of the Philippines.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/28/1912 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK H. HITCHCOCK

Appointment of a Postmaster for Matteawan, New York, a town which would disappear within a year. Also signed by Postmaster General Hitchcock
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/21/1910 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK H. HITCHCOCK

Appointment of a Postmaster for Schevenus, New York, also signed by Postmaster General Hitchcock
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/05/1910 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK H. HITCHCOCK

Appointment of a Postmaster for Red Cloud, Nebraska, also signed by Postmaster General Hitchcock
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/13/1912 CO-SIGNED BY: WALTER L. FISHER

As President and Secretary of the Interior, they sign the re-appointment of Frank M. Foote as Receiver of Public Moneys at Evanston, Wyoming
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/01/1911 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANKLIN MacVEAGH

President Taft appoints John B. Hanna to Collector of Internal Revenue for the District of Maryland.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 10/04/1912 CO-SIGNED BY: HUNTINGTON WILSON

President Taft appoints J. Butler Wright of Wyoming to Secretary in Brussels, Belgium.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 06/15/1910 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT SHAW OLIVER

Appointment of George William Cook as First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps. Medical military appointments are scarce and desirable.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/21/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT SHAW OLIVER

Appointment of Thomas L. Casey as Colonel in the Corps of Engineers, co-signed by Acting Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/21/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT SHAW OLIVER

Appointment of Thomas L. Casey as Colonel in the Corps of Engineers, co-signed by Acting Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver. (A 14x18½ document)
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/17/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT SHAW OLIVER

Appointment of Chief of Ordnance William Crozier as Brigadier General.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/18/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT SHAW OLIVER

Appointment of Harry Burgess as a Major in the Corps of Engineers, co-signed by Acting Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver. Burgess would figure prominently in World War I and in the Panama Canal Zone.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - NAVAL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/13/1911 CO-SIGNED BY: BEEKMAN WINTHROP

President appoints Samuel L.P. Ayres as the Chief Engineer in the Navy , with the rank of Rear Admiral on the Retired List
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - NAVAL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 05/14/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: BEEKMAN WINTHROP

As President, he signed this appointment of a Marine Corps captain (1909), also signed by Acting Navy Secretary Beekman Winthrop.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - NAVAL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 06/01/1912 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE VON L. MEYER

President Taft and George Von L. Meyer, Secretary of the Navy, appoint Frank H. Roberts as a Lieutenant in the Navy.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 05/13/1844 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM WILKINS

Appointment of a Military Storekeeper.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT MARTIN VAN BUREN - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/17/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: JOEL POINSETT

Partly Printed DS: "M. Van Buren" as eighth U.S. President and "J.R.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT MARTIN VAN BUREN - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 05/18/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: JOEL POINSETT

During the Seminole War, the President appoints a First Lieutenant in the Artillery.
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Autographs: JOHN W. WEEKS - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/10/1921 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL PETER CHARLES HARRIS

As Secretary of War and Adjutant General, they sign the appointment of Stuart Heintzelman as Lt. Colonel of Cavalry
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/06/1918 CO-SIGNED BY: NEWTON D. BAKER

WOODROW WILSON and NEWTON D. BAKER.
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Autographs: PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/13/1916 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL HUGH LENOX SCOTT

Three days after his Secretary and Assistant Secretary of War resigned in protest against Wilson's reluctance to prepare the US for War, the President signs the commission of a lieutenant in the Coast Artillery, co-signed by Army Chief of Staff Hugh L. Scott at the beginning of his 1-month tenure as Secretary Ad Interim.
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