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Object Name Commission
Catalog Number 1950.036.00007
Date May 23, 1863
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Appointment of Henry Heth to Major General, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, May 23, 1863

Physical Appearance: May 23, 1863 - [Header] Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond [Virginia] - Appointment of Henry Heth as Major General, Provisional Army, to rank from May 24, 1863. Signed, "James A. Seddon" Secretary of War.
Creator Seddon, James Alexander
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
Seddon, James Alexander
Seddon, James Alexander
Search Terms Commission
Provisional Army of the Confederate States
War Department of Confederate States