MAJOR GENERAL EDWIN D. MORGAN - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/29/1861 - HFSID 85819
Sale Price $396.00
EDWIN D. MORGAN
As Governor, he signs an appointment of a first lieutenant in the 41st Regiment, New York Volunteers (1861).
Partly Printed Military Appointment signed: "E.D. Morgan" as Governor of New York, 1 page, 17x14. Albany, 1861 December 26. In part: "The People of the State of New-York, By the Grace of God Free and Independent. To Carl Herzog Greeting. We, reposing especial trust and confidence, as well in your patriotism, conduct and loyalty, as in your integrity and readiness to do us good and faithful service, Have appointed and considered, and by these Presents do appoint and constitute you the said Carl Herzog First Lieutenant in the 41st Regiment N.Y.S. Volunteers with rank from Sept 7th 1861...." Business leader and politician E. D. Morgan (1811-1883) was Governor of New York from 1859-1862, serving as Major General of Volunteers from 1861-1863. One of Morgan's greatest accomplishments as Governor was his success in recruiting and organizing New Yorkers for military service during the Civil War. He served one term as a U.S. Senator (1863-1869), but was not reelected. Morgan was offered the post of Secretary of the Treasury by President Arthur in 1881, but declined. As a businessman he rose from small grocer to executive and board positions with several companies, including the Erie Railroad, Wells Fargo and American Express. 2¼-inch diameter paper seal affixed in lower left. Lightly creased, lightly soiled at vertical folds, tackhead-size stain in upper right blank margin.
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