VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SIGNATURE WITH HIS NOTE INSTRUCTING SOMEONE TO BE DISCARGED FROM THE MILITARY ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE PART OF A DOCUMENT APPEALING FOR THE DISCHARGE. AN EXCELLENT CIVIL WAR ARTIFACT.
By January 1865 the war was moving towards its conclusion; Savannah had fallen on Dec. 21, 1864 and eight days after this was signed Francis P. Blair arrived in Richmond with a proposal for a peace conference. Certainly a time in the war when a request to discharge a soldier would have been met with a positive response.
Accompanied by small portrait of Lincoln in a frame with a 13-star cloth flag