Military Appointment signed by President William McKinley and Secretary of War Russell A. Alger, dated January 16, 1899. Additional signature by Adjutant General Henry C. Corbin along top edge. The document appointed William K. Simpson as the Chaplain of the Fifth Volunteer Infantry. Printed on vellum, 16×19 inches. Light toning due to age. Seal of the War Department in blue at bottom of document. Housed in archival rigid plastic protective cover. An attractive piece.