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Object Name COMMISSION
Catalog Number MS-19500630.5
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1862
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Appointment to Brigadier General, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, January 6, 1862

Physical Appearance: January 6, 1862 - [Header] Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, [Virginia] - Appointment of Henry Heth as Brigadier General, Provisional Army. Signed by Secretary of War, "J. P. Benjamin." A blank form, "Form of Oath," on blue paper is also located with this appointment.
Archival History Formerly located in the MC 3 H-481b files. The Henry Heth Collection contains all the known correspondence and ephemera of Henry Heth (1825-1899), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. Holdings include Heth's 1861 commission and his 1862 and 1863 appointments. Wartime materials focus on reports for 1863-1864, including ones on Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, and Burgess Mill; telegrams for May - September 1864. Heth's Appomattox parole and his 1868 pardon signed by President Andrew Johnson are also of interest.
People Heth, Henry
Subjects CML HETH COLLECTION