Image of a military certificate of recognition of service in the American Civil War; American bald eagle emblem with Union shield, stars, and American flags at top center; certificate includes President Abraham Lincoln's thanks and certification of honorable service for Ohio National Guard Volunteer Private James Benjamin; printed signatures of President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. "Private James Benjamin, 161st Regt. Ohio National Guard"--text, ms in brown ink on inscription line. "Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this Fifteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four."--text, part ms in brown ink.
1 letterpress : uncolored ; overall 33.97 x 40.01 cm (13 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
Eagles--Pictorial works Flags--Pictorial works Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869 United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works Lithographs--1850-1875. (gmgpc) Certificates. (gmgpc)
Jay T. Last Collection Military Large Size American Civil War The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library