Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
(MORMONS.) Commission for an Illinois militiaman to serve in the Utah War. Partly-printed Document Signed by William H. Bissell as governor of Illinois and Ozias M. Hatch as Secretary of State. One page, 13 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, with green paper state seal; worn with early paper repairs to separations at folds. Springfield, IL, 6 April 1858

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Allan A. Brinsmade (1831-1910) was born in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and found himself in Illinois at the time when volunteers were being recruited to march against the defiant Mormons in what became known as the Utah War or the Mormon Rebellion. He is here appointed captain of the Morgan Riflemen in "an independent company of volunteers for Utah." Brinsmade later became one of a very few men born in Hawaii to serve in the Confederate army, served briefly in the Mexican army, and then spent his later years in Houston, TX. See also lot 61.