LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Endorsement signed. [Washington:] 13 December 1862. Manuscript note on an irregular slip (likely an envelop...
[Washington:] 13 December 1862. Manuscript note on an irregular slip (likely an envelope), reading in full "Submitted to Gen. Halleck/A. Lincoln/Dec. 13, 1862." The written portion of the slip 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 (7 x 10 cm), the entirety of the slip 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (7 x 22 cm); framed with a portrait. Folds, the area above the note slightly abraded, a faint fingerprint and ink spot come near the signature, sold Hindman, 20 April 1985, lot 115.
This note was penned by Lincoln on the day of the most intense fighting at the Battle of Fredericksburg, a battle in which the Union was thoroughly routed.
C The Thurston Collection
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