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Book/Printed Material The United States Volunteer Service.

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Title

  • The United States Volunteer Service.

Created / Published

  • The United States Volunteer Service, December 15, 1864

Headings

  • -  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • -  volunteer
  • -  White House, The
  • -  Stanton, Edwin (1814-1869)
  • -  Ephemera
  • -  United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
  • -  United States -- Illinois
  • -  United States -- Iowa
  • -  United States -- Georgia
  • -  United States -- Wisconsin
  • -  United States -- Indiana

Genre

  • Ephemera

Notes

  • -  Registered no. 31.268. [signed] E [?] Assistant Adjutant General. The United States Volunteer Service. The President's Thanks and Certificate of Honorable Service. To [handwritten] Commissary Sergeant Timothy F. Green 139th Regt. Illinois Vols. [end handwritten] Whereas the President of the United States has made the following Executive Order, returning Thanks to the Volunteers For One Hundred Days, from the States of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, to wit: Executive Mansion, Washington City, October 1, 1864. The term of One Hundred Days, for which VOLUNTEERS from the States of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin volunteered under the call of their respective Governors, in the months of May and June, to aid in the recent Campaign of General Sherman, having expired, the President directs an Official Acknowledgment to be made of their Patriotice Service. It was their good fortune to render efficient service in the Brilliant Operations in the Southwest, and to contribute to the Victories of the National Arms over the rebel forces in Georgia under command of Johnson and Hood. On all occasions, and in every service to which they were assigned, their duty as Patriotic Volunteers was performed with alacrity and courage, for which they are entitled to, and are hereby tendered, the NATIONAL THANKS, through the Governors of the respective States. The Secretary of War is directed to transmit a copy of this Order to the Governors of Indian, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and to cause a CERTIFICATE OF THEIR HONORABLE SERVICE to be delivered to the Officers and Soldiers of the States above named, who recently served in the Military Force of the United States as Volunteers for One Hundred Days. Now, therefore, this Certificate of Thanks and of Honorable Service is conferred on [handwritten] Commissary Sergeant Timothy F. Green [end handwritten] in token of his HAVING HONORABLY SERVED AS A VOLUNTEER FOR ONE HUNDRED DAYS in [handwritten] 139th [end handwritten] Regiment of [handwritten] Illinois Vols. [end handwritten] Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this [handwritten] of fifteenth [end handwritten] day of [handwritten] December [end handwritten] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty=four. BY THE PRESIDENT: [signed] Edwin Stanton Secretary of War. Abraham Lincoln [end handwritten] President of the United States.
  • -  Facsimile signatures of Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton.

Medium

  • 46 x 34 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Portfolio 13, no. 12

Source Collection

  • The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Repository

  • Rare Book And Special Collections Division

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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