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William T. Sherman Commission as Second Lieutenant, US Army, 1840

William T. Sherman Commission as Second Lieutenant, US Army, 1840

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William Tecumseh Sherman's Commission as Second Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Artillery, United States Army, effective July 1, 1840. The commission, dated July 25, 1840, is signed by President Martin Van Buren and Secretary of War Joel Roberts Poinsett.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet of paper
date made
1840-07-25
originator (author or composer, etc.)
Van Buren, Martin
signer
Poinsett, Joel Roberts
referenced
Sherman, William Tecumseh
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
parchment (overall material)
ID Number
AF.15911
accession number
59388
catalog number
15911
subject
Army
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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