Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Being a partially printed military appointment on vellum, one page, folio, Washington, D. C., March 13, 1865, naming Benjamin W. Norris "Additional Paymaster of Volunteers
" as of February 2, 1865, countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton with docketing signed by Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend. Behind mat in modern wooden frame.
DOA 24.75 x 20.75 in.; SS 19.25 x 15.25 in.
No doubt a political appointee, bureaucrat and attorney Benjamin Norris of Maine held the rank of major as the Civil War ground to a close. At war's end he found himself in Alabama and remained to participate in the state's postwar reconstruction. Norris, a Republican, represented Alabama's 3rd District in the U. S. Congress and later pursued state politics until his somewhat premature death in Montgomery.
Fold creases; fading to inscribed lines and signatures; not examined out of the frame; overall very good condition.
$2,000 - 3,000