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Object Name Commission
Catalog Number 1950.036.00005
Date January 6, 1862
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Appointment of Henry Heth 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 Benjamin, Judah P.
Heth, Henry
Search Terms Commission
Provisional Army of the Confederate States
War Department of Confederate States