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Object Name COMMISSION
Catalog Number 1931.069.00004
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1864
Scope & Content Robert H. Chilton Papers: Appointment to Brigadier General in the Provisional Army in the service of the Confederate States, to rank from December 21, 1863

Physical Appearance: February 16, 1864 - Appointment of Rob[er]t H[all] Chilton to Brigadier General in the Provisional Army in the service of the Confederate States, to rank from December 21, 1863, "by, with the advice & consent of the Senate." Signed by James A. Seddon, Secretary of War. A negative photostat copy of this appointment is also present in the same folder. A positive photostat copy of the appointment is located in a separate folder.
Archival History This commission was formerly located in the MC 3 C-190 files. The Robert Hall Chilton Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Robert Hall Chilton (1815-1879), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The collection includes Chilton's 1864 appointment as brigadier and list of the officers and men taking parole at Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 29, 1865. Among the extensive postwar holdings are letters to former generals Richard Stoddert Ewell, Daniel Harvey Hill, and James Longstreet, as well as handwritten notes on campaigns--including Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Wartime items found in other collections consist of offical correspondence to Chilton from General T. J. Jackson and General J. E. B. Stuart. The Robert E. Lee Family Collection contains many personal postwar letters from General Lee to the Chilton family, and likewise, the Davis Family Collection has several postwar letters from Jefferson Davis to Chilton himself. Most of the Chilton items came to the Museum from Chilton's daughter, Laura Chilton Wise.
People Chilton, Robert Hall