Three (3) Andrew Johnson documents. 1st item: Military appointment commission document with steel engraved stamp signature for President Andrew Johnson, hand signed by Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, conferring the rank of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel to James E. Harrison "for gallant and meritorious services during the Maryland Campaign" dated August 5, 1866. Housed in a black wooden frame. Sight – 19 1/4" H x 15 5/8" W. Framed – 20 3/4" H x 17 1/4" W. Biography: "James E. Harrison was born April 17, 1829 in Virginia and served the Union cause during the Civil War. He served during the Battle of Brandy's Station, Battle of Antietem, Chancellorsville, Stoneman's Raid, Hanover Court House, for which he was conferred Brevet Major, and others. At the war's end, he was assigned to Washington, D.C. where he died of an unknown disease at a military hospital on November 4, 1867. He was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., Plot R49/254". (Information according to https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18072#). 2nd item: Post Civil War Confederate Pardon document with steel engraved stamp signature for President Andrew Johnson, hand signed by Secretary of State William H. Seward, granting William Rix of Mobile, Alabama "a full pardon and amnesty for all offenses by him committed, arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion…This pardon to be of no effect until the said William Rix shall take the oath prescribed in the Proclamation of the President, dated May 29th 1865…" dated December 2, 1865. 18" H x 23" W. 3rd item: Civil War era Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson hand signed appointment commission document, conferring the rank of Second Lieutenant of Company B, First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, to George Odom, dated November 1, 1862. Housed in a wooden frame. Sheet – 16 1/8" H x 12 7/8" W. Framed – 23 1/2" H x 20 3/8" W. Provenance: Private Knox County, TN collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Both signatures very strong and clear. Slight waviness to paper. minute tear or area of insect damage, lower left fold line. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Both signatures clear. Separated along center horizontal fold line. Slight toning, foxing spots, surface of sheet. 3rd item: Document separated at fold lines. Acid damage from old tape repair to fold lines. Johnson signature strong, affected by separation of fold lines and acid damage from tape but clearly visible. Foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, largest 3 1/4" x 2 1/2", surface of sheet.
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