Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(AUTOGRAPHS.) Stanton, Edwin M. Endorsement granting a furlough to Vice President Hamlin's son. Document Signed by Israel Washburn as Governor of Maine, ordering Captain Cyrus Hamlin "to report to the Hon. Sec. of War," with appended Autograph Note Signed by Stanton as Secretary of War: "Twenty days leave of absence is granted to Capt. Hamlin"; folds, tape remnants in margins, docketing and unrelated musical notes on verso. Augusta, ME and Washington, 17 and 23 October 1862

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The recipient Cyrus Hamlin (1839-1867) was the third son of Lincoln's first vice president Hannibal Hamlin. He later became colonel of a regiment of Colored Troops, and then commanded Port Hudson, LA as brigadier general. with--a mezzotint engraving of Stanton, 6 x 4 1/2 inches.