CIVIL War Colored Troop General Lorenzo Thomas Signed Order
General Lorenzo Thomas was Adjutant General of the US Army during the Civil War except for the last 2 years of the War when Lincoln appointed him on special assignment to recruit African-American troops in the Military Division of the Mississippi from 1863 to 1865. Thomas became a powerful advocate of Colored Troops at a time when many Union commanders were sceptical of their potential. An Original US Army HQ General Order ink signed by Thomas as Assistant Adjutant General, NY, Nov 12, 1856 announcing the death of US Army General James Bankhead, The printed Mourning Order with black margin is 1p 8 x 5, with minor age stains, edge wear, Overall VG. Comes w Service bio for General Thomas. NOTE: Any repair to a paper item is listed. I use only museum curator approved archival repair tape. All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.