Certification of J.E. Allen's service as Superintendent of Repair Shops

Title

Certification of J.E. Allen's service as Superintendent of Repair Shops

Description

Brevet Brigadier General Charles M. Tompkins of the Chief Quartermaster's Office signs a document certifying service of J.E. Allen as Superintendent of Repair Shops. The note is part of a display enclosed in an elaborate red morocco folding case, with the document mounted beneath an oval photo by A. Berger of Lincoln and Tad. The case is accompanied by a small oblong card on which Abraham Lincoln writes a note to J.E. Allen: "Shoe Tad's horse for him. A. Lincoln." Tad is bringing a note signed by his father, the president, to the soldiers in the stable, asking them to shoe his horse. All are part of the Taper Collection.

Creator

Tompkins, Charles M.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1867-03-29

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300631
T1867.03.29-MISC

Has Version

Basler supp 1:235

Transcription

Chief Quartermaster's Office,

Depot of Washington,

Washington, D.C. March 29th 1867.

I certify that J.E. Allen was employed by me as Superintendent of Repair Shops from February 1862 until June 1866 and that he was enrolled in the Quartermasters Volunteers in the month of June 1864 in which organization he was commissioned Major of the 1st Regiment commanded by me and served until the month of November 1864 when the said organization was disbanded.

Chas. H. Tompkins

Brevet Brigadier General, U.S. Army.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p
17 x 19 cm

Citation

Tompkins, Charles M., “Certification of J.E. Allen's service as Superintendent of Repair Shops,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8172.