Large format commission document for Thomas Johnson for his promotion to 2nd lieutenant. Thomas would muster as a private with Company I of the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in mid July, 1862. He would receive promotions to both corporal and sergeant the following year. His promotion to lieutenant would not come until June of 1865 however it would not be mustered. Johnson would be cited for bravery at Gettysburg in the official battle report noting, “As an individual act of bravery, I desire to mention Corpl. Thomas Johnson, of Company I, whom, when two color bearers had been shot down , I ordered to take the colors and advance 20 yards to the front, as the regiment was then wavering. He did so, and did not leave his position until ordered to the rear”… This example measures nearly 18″ x 14.5”. Some separation along some of the folds but it would look very nice framed.