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Description: Civil War Brigadier General Frederick Townsend (1825-1897) signed this part-printed document appointing George Cuyler as Brigade Paymaster of the New York State Militia in 1858 as Adjutant-General.

During the Civil War, Frederick Townsend founded, and was Colonel of, the 3rd New York Infantry Regiment, and later served with the 18th and 9th Infantries, where he was brevetted a Brigadier General. He saw action at the Battle of Big Bethel, Battle of Lick Creek, Mississippi, the Siege of Corinth, and the Battle of Perryville. He served three terms as Adjutant-General of New York, from 1857 to 1861, and again in 1880.

Printed and signed on a 9 5/8″ x 7 3/4″ sheet of “State of New-York, Head-Quarters, Adjutant-General’s Office” imprinted stationery. There is a circular blind stamp of the State of New York Adjutant-General’s Office to the left of Townsend’s signature. Item #A01224

Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good condition with a neat, bold signature.