Object number
July 16 1862
A framed naval commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln, promoting William Rogers Taylor to the rank of Captain in the United States Navy. Document is dated July 16, 1862, and is also signed by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. An illustration near the top edge depicts an American eagle and ships at sea; an illustration at the bottom depicts an allegory of Neptune conveying Columbia in a shell. A red paper seal is also affixed near the commission's bottom edge.
Object Type
commissions (permissions)
Related People & Organizations
Lincoln, Abraham (subject)
Moran, William P. (subject)
Taylor, William Rogers, Adm. (subject)
Welles, Gideon (subject)