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19. Commission of Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean

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Title

19. Commission of Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean

Description

Commission of Thomas J. McKean as Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers, signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. February 6, 1862. McKean was a West Point graduate (1831), military officer (1831-1834, 1837-1838), and, as an enlisted man, a soldier in the Mexican-American War (1847-1848). Settling in Linn County during Iowa's territorial period, McKean also served as a delegate at Iowa's first Constitutional Convention in 1844. Document Signed.

Date

1862-02-06

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

Special Collections: Thomas J. McKean Papers

Digital item created

10/3/2008