Edwin M. Stanton 1863 Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of War – Civil-War Dated


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American politician (1814–1869) who served as Secretary of War in the cabinets of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

Impressive autograph letter signed “Edwin M. Stanton / Sec of War”, May 12, 1863, “War Department / Washington City, D.C.” stationery, 7.5×6, in full:

John P. Crosby Esq has permission to visit the Head Quarters of the Army of the Potomac & return.

Right side is affixed to slightly larger sheet, which has a nice handwritten poem in Spanish on verso.