Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 10.25, November 20, 1867. As Secretary of War ad interim, Grant informs John A. Campbell "that the President of the United States has appointed you, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, especially in the battle of Stone River, Tenn., a Captain by Brevet." In fine condition, with a light crease to the beginning of the printed text. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. Grant served as Secretary of War ad interim from August 12, 1867-January 13, 1868, during Edwin Stanton's suspension. Campbell had won a brevet brigadier general's rank during the war for many acts of bravery, and in 1869 was appointed by President Grant as the first governor of the Wyoming Territory; he later served as Assistant Secretary of State in Grant's administration.
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