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Object Name Commission
Catalog Number 1950.036.00004
Date April 25, 1861
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Commission of Henry Heth 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.
Creator Letcher, John
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
Letcher, John
Letcher, John S.
Munford, George W.
Search Terms Army of Northern Virginia
Commission
Virginia