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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Promotion of John A. Brannan to Brigadier General of Volunteers].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01770 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 6 February 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : vellum ; 43 x 35 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Partially printed from an engraving, with blanks filled in by hand. Brannan had been a hero at Chickamauga (not mentioned on commission). Docketed at upper left by Lorenzo Thomas as Adjutant General. Blue seal on upper left corner.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion GeneralLincoln's CabinetMilitary History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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