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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Promotion of Edward O.C. Ord to Major General of Volunteers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00792 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document signed Date: 3 May 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum : docket ; 49.5 x 37.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed form from an engraving signed by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. With a docket signed by Adjutant General Lorenzo. Thomas indicating the commission was recorded on 3 May 1862 in "Volume 17. Page 77." With a blue seal intact.

Full Transcript: THE
To all who shall see these presents geeting:
Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor fidelity, and ...abilities of Edward O.C.Ord I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Major General of Volunteers in the service of the United States: to rank as such from the ? day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty two. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Major General by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging.
And I do strictly charge, and require all Officers and Soldiers under his command, to be obedient to his orders as Major General, And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as he shall receive from me or the future President of the United States of America, or the General, or other superior Officers set over him, according to the rules
And discipline of War. The Commission to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the United States, for the time being.
GIVEN under my hand, at the City of Washington, this third day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty two and in the Eighty sixth year of the Independence of the United States.

By the President, Abraham Lincoln
Edwin M Stanton
Secretary of War.

Recorded. Volume 17. Page 77.
Adjutant General's Office
May 3, 1862.

Adjt. General
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People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Lincoln's CabinetPresidentMilitary HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion General

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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