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Object Name Commission
Catalog Number 1954.016.00001
Date March 19, 1863
Scope & Content Photostat Copy of Commission of John S. Mosby as Captain, March 19, 1863

Physical Appearance: The commission is a photostat of the original document. Commission from the Confederate States of America, War Department on March 19th, 1863 for John S. Mosby's appointment to Captain of Partizan Rangers Under Act approved April 21, 1862. To rank from March 15th, 1863 and report to General Robert E. Lee. Signed, James A. Seddon, Secretary of War. Marks: "Captain J. S. Mosby is authorized to fill up his company to the maximum strength. By command of the Secretary of War, Sam. W. Melton Major and A. A. Genl." 1 pp.

<> "Given by Mr. Charles C. Alvord, 52 [illegible] Street, Worcester, Mass. October 11, 1954." "Mr. Alvord as of 1954 owned the original."
People Lee, Robert E.
Melton, Sam W.
Seddon, James Alexander
Mosby, John Singleton
Search Terms Partizan rangers
Partizan Rangers
Subjects Command of troops
Leaders, Military
Military decorations
Military leadership
Military officers