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BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 55777

EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND. Clipped Signature: "E D Townsend" as Adjutant General, 5½x3 closing from a manuscript letter. Manuscript fragment on verso addressed to US Senator George Edmunds. Edward Davis Townsend (1817-1893) joined the Adjutant General's office in Washington, D.C.

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EDWARD DAVIS TOWNSEND. Clipped Signature: "E D Townsend" as Adjutant General, 5½x3 closing from a manuscript letter. Manuscript fragment on verso addressed to US Senator George Edmunds. Edward Davis Townsend (1817-1893) joined the Adjutant General's office in Washington, D.C. in 1861, serving under Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. During the Civil War, Townsend, who initiated the gathering of papers for the Official Records of the war, was the principal executive officer of the War Department, working closely with President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Townsend was brevetted Brigadier General on September 24, 1864 and Major General in March 1865 (for "faithful, meritorious, and distinguished services in the adjutant-general's department during the rebellion."). After being promoted to Adjutant General of the Army in February 1869, Townsend organized plans for a U.S. military prison, urging legislation on the subject and establishing the prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Senator George Edmunds (1828-1919) was a Senator from Vermont (1865-1891). As a member of the Committee on Pensions (1869-1873) and the Judiciary Committee (1871-1879), Edmunds would have had much to discuss with Townsend. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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