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Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

  • Parkhurst, John G. (John Gibson), 1824-1906. Marshall Appointment Certificate, 1866. 1 Oversized folder. Printed certificate appointing Parkhurst Marshall for the Eastern District of Michigan, signed in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 1866, by Pres. Andrew Johnson, and F.W. Seward, Acting Secretary of State. The certificate has a beautiful, detailed, intact seal. A photocopy of PArkhurst's service record and photograph are included. Bio: Parkhurst enlisted and was commissioned at age 37 in the 9th Michigan Infantry as a Lt. Col. on Sept. 10, 1861 at Coldwater (Mich.). He was captured at Murfreesboro (TN) on July 13, 1862 and exchanged on Dec. 3, 1862. He served as Provost Marshal, 14th Army Corps, Oct. 1863-Sept. 1865 and Provost Marshal, General Military District Tennessee, June 25-Nov. 10, 1865. He was discharged at Detroit (MI) on Nov. 10, 1865. For gallantry and meritorious service, he was named Brevet Brigadier Gen., U.S. Volunteers on May 22, 1865. After the war he lived in Coldwater (MI). He was appointed Marshall for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1866.

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