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Object Name COMMISSION
Catalog Number MS-19500630.4
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1861
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Commission as Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, Army of Virginia, April 25, 1861

Physical Appearance: April 25, 1861 - Richmond, Virginia - Commission of Henry Heth as Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, Army of Virginia. Signed by the Governor, "John Letcher." Signed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, "George W. Munford." A blue Virginia State Seal is embossed to the lower left corner of the paper. Commission is handwritten on lined paper.
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 HENRY HETH COLLECTION