Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Certificate of Merit
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.15 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 25 November 1848 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.6 x 41 cm
This document is a certificate of merit for Private Balser Horn, it is signed by James K. Polk as President and countersigned by William L. Marcy as Secretary of War. Private Balser Horn performed with distinguished service during the Battle of Cerro Gordo. Partially printed document with clerical docket of Adjutant General's office on recto.
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