United States Volunteer Service: The President's Thanks and Certificate of Honorable Service to Private Thomas Pursley 136th Regt Indiana Vol. Infantry
United States Volunteer Service: The President's Thanks and Certificate of Honorable Service to Private Thomas Pursley 136th Regt Indiana Vol. Infantry

United States Volunteer Service: The President's Thanks and Certificate of Honorable Service to Private Thomas Pursley 136th Regt Indiana Vol. Infantry

Washington, D.C. United States, 1864. 34 x 41 cm. Engraved eagle clutching the Ameircan flag. On Oct. 1, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln made an executive order thanking the volunteers for 100 days from Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin who had been raised to aid the campaign of General Sherman by handling garrison duties and guarding communications. They are known as the Hundred Day Volunteers. "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." This copy was filled in on Dec. 15, 1864. With print signatures of President Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War (although frequently described as authentic signatures, they are printed facsimile signatures). The 136th Regiment of Indiana was raised in Bedford and Goshen, under Col. John W. Foster, and guarded the railroads behind Sherman. In Good Condition: several creases; loss along one edge, without loss of text; staining. Good. Item #006726

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