Partially printed military appointment, signed by John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, 1p, 7.75 x 10 in. June 25, 1860. Document informs Charles Christopher Byrne (1837-1921) of his appointment as assistant surgeon, effective June 23, 1860. Prior to his enlistment, Byrne had graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1859. During the course of the Civil War, he was promoted twice and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. Byrne retired in 1901 and was advanced to the grade of brigadier general by an act of Congress in 1904.
Minor tearing at creases, one of which has been repaired.
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