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Accession number FIC.2013
Call Number MS 1993-075-BM
Date 1862 July 16
Scope & Content A framed naval commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln, promoting William Rogers Taylor to the rank of Captain in the United States Navy. Document is dated July 16, 1862, and is also signed by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. An illustration near the top edge depicts an American eagle and ships at sea; an illustration at the bottom depicts an allegory of Neptune conveying Columbia in a shell. A red paper seal is also affixed near the commission's bottom edge.
People Lincoln, Abraham
Moran, William P.
Taylor, William Rogers
Welles, Gideon
Subjects Military officers
Military service
Navies
Presidents
War