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Object Name Commission
Catalog Number CML-MSC.17a-e
Date 1861
Scope & Content Colonel John L. Bridgers Papers

Physical Appearance: Two commissions and a letter belonging to Colonel John L. Bridgers, who served as Captain of Company A, 1st North Carolina Volunteers and later as Colonel of the 10th North Carolina Artillery. A 'memoriam' containing a biographical sketch of Bridgers is also present in the folder:

a) August 16, 1861 - [Header] The State of North Carolina - Commission of John L. Bridgers as Lieutenant Colonel of the Corps of Artillery and Engineers in said State Troops, to rank from May 16, 1861. Signed by the Governor, "Henry T. Clarke." Also signed by his Private Secretary, "Pulaski Cowper." A red State of North Carolina Seal is embossed to the left of the governor's signature. >>> Endorsements: At the bottom - Registered on page 16 of Adjutant General's record book. Signed "J. G. Martin" Adj[utan]t Gen[era]l S[tate] T[roops].

b) August 17, 1861 - [Header] State of North Carolina, Department of Military and Naval Affairs, Raleigh - Notification to John L. Bridgers of his commission as Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery & Engineers. Signed, "Warren Newton" Secretary.

c) October 18, 1861 - Battery at June Point below Wilmington, N[orth] C[arolina] - Will[iam] B. Rodman, Capt[ain] of Bridgers' Artillery, to Lieut[enant] Col[onel] John L. Bridgers - Informs the colonel that the men have the named the company after him. Signed "Will. B. Rodman." 1 page. A label "14" is attached to the reverse.

d) A cover addressed to Colonel Bridgers is located in an envelope in the folder w/ note regarding content of letter.

e) [n. d.] - "In Memoriam / Col. John L. Bridgers / N. C. Troops" - Postwar biographical sketch of Colonel Bridgers. 1 page, typescript. (dark paper, faded ink, torn).
Archival History Col. Bridgers' commission and letter of esteem were formerly located in the T. T. #5 files.
People Bridgers, John L.
Rodman, William B.
Search Terms Commission