Abraham Lincoln’s appointment for JAG of the Army, and noted for his role in the Lincoln assassination trials.
CDV Of Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt. A member of the James Buchanan administration instrumental in convincing the president to oppose secession of the South; Holt was the chief prosecutor of the many conspirators trails that were involved in the Lincoln assassination.
His last name is written in pencil in the hand of Robert Patterson.
Photograph by Brady, with applied label from Earles’ Galleries, Philadelphia.
Fine seated portrait in similar condition. Photo of Patterson family cdv album is not included in this lot.