RARE JEFFERSON DAVIS SIGNED CONFEDERATE NAVAL COMMISSION: Commission to Hamilton H. Dalton to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Navy of the Confederate States. Dalton was an officer on the Ironclad CSS Richmond and would eventually become commander of the Richmond in February of 1865 until it's intentional destruction to avoid capture on April 3rd, 1865. Commission is signed by Jefferson Davis and Stephen Mallory, Secretary of the Navy and dated April 28th 1863, with an effective date of October 2nd, 1862. Sight size 13 1/2'' x 16 1/2'', modern framed under Lexan 15'' x 18''.
CONDITION: Note spotting, toning to paper.