Civil War Appointment-Signed by Edwin Stanton, Sec-War

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  • Sold Date: Jan 08, 2007
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Edwin Stanton, Lincoln's Sec. of War, August 24, 1863, appointing Capt. Charles P. Horton as an aide-de-camp to Major Gen. S(amuel). P. Heintzelman, under an act of July 17, 1863, quite superb war-dated DS printed and filled in. Orders Horton to report to Heitzelman in person. Horton originally served with the 2nd Mass. Infantry as a 1st Lt. and then was promoted to Capt. and AAG of Vols on July 17, 1862. Est $450
STANTON, Edwin McMasters, statesman, born in Steubenville, Ohio,19 December, 1814; died in Washington, D. C., 24 December, 1869. Hisfather, a physician, died while Edwin was a child. After acting for three years as a clerk in a book-store, he entered Kenyon college in 1831, but left in 1833 to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1836, and, beginning practice in Cadiz, was in 1837 elected prosecuting attorney. He returned to Steubenville in 1839, and was supreme court reporter in 1842-'5, preparing vols. xi., xn., and xiii. of the Ohio reports. In 1848 he removed to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and in 1857, on account of his large business in the United States supreme court, he established himself in Washington. During 1857-'8 he was in California, attending to important land cases for the government. Among the notable suits that he conducted were the first Erie railway litigation, the Wheeling bridge case, and the
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