1865 Endorsement Signed as Adjutant General of New York
(1820-82) Born in Whitney Point, N.Y., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849, and practiced in Corning, N.Y. He served as a U.S. Congressman, from New York, 1859-61. He enlisted at Elmira, N.Y., as a lieutenant colonel, on November 25, 1861, and was commissioned into the 10th New York Cavalry. He was brevetted brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865. He served as Adjutant General of New York, 1865-67. Afterwards he moved to California where he resumed the practice of law.
1865 Endorsement Signed: 3 1/2 x 4, in ink. S.N.Y. Adjt. Genls. Office, Albany, May 23, 1865. I certify the within to be a correct extract from the original Roll on file in this office. Wm. Irvine, Adjt. Genl. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.