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

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Title

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

Subject

United States. Army -- Officers -- Selection and appointment; McKean, Thomas Jefferson, 1810-1870

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

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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