Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 74

Price Realized: $ 7,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
COMMISSIONING SON OF SECRETARY OF THE NAVY GIDEON WELLES LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, military commission appointing Thomas Glastonbury Welles Aide-de-Camp with the rank of captain. Countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. 19 1/2x15 3/4 inches; fold through signature (without loss), faint scattered foxing, docketing written vertically in red ink at upper left, minor loss to seal. Washington, 13 March 1865

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Thomas Glastonbury Welles (1846-1892), son of Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, entered the Naval Academy in 1862, joined the Civil War as a volunteer in the 1st CT Regiment (initially as lieutenant, later promoted to captain), and, after having served as aide-de-camp to Generals McCook, Grant, and Ord, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, settling in Hartford after the War.
Provenance: from the collection of Thomas Welles Brainard, great-grandson of Thomas Glastonbury Welles.