Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 17, August 20, 1841. President Tyler appoints Edward O. C. Ord as "First Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Tyler and countersigned by Secretary of War John Bell. The white War Department seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, creasing to the top, and a stain to the lower left corner. An engineer and career US Army officer, Ord saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the Civil War; as commander of the Army of the James during the Appomattox Campaign, he was instrumental in forcing the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
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