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1861 May 28


Commission of William H. Blackwell as Captain of Cavalry Company, 36th Regiment of the Arkansas Militia, Perry County.


Henry M Rector,
Governor of the State of Arkansas
and Commander-in-Chief of the Army of said State, and of the Militia thereof,
to all to Whom these Presents Shall Come--Greeting:
KNOW YE, That whereas, Wm H. Blackwell was elected, on the 23d day of
May, A.D. 186/. Captain of Cavalry Company of the 36
Regiment of Arkansas Militia County of Perry
I do hereby commission him Captain as aforesaid, in the Militia of the STATE OF
ARKANSAS. he is, therefore, carefully and urgently to [illegible] the duty of said office, by doing and performing all manner
of things thereunto belonging; and I do strictly charge and require all OFFICERS and SOLDIERS under his command to be obedient
to his orders, (and which he is enjoined to execute.) as Captain; and he is to
observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from me, or the future GOVERNOR of
the STATE OF ARKANSAS, or the General, or the superior officers set over him. The Commission to continue in force
during the time perscribed by law.
In Testimony Whereof, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the State of
Arkansas to be affixed, at the City of Little Rock, this 28 day of May,
in the year of our Lourd one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one
By The Governor: HM Rector
John I Stirman

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Commission, 14" x 17"


Civil War; Military officers; Certificates




SMC.00006.010, Item 1

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Small manuscript collection


Arkansas State Archives

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Commission of William H. Blackwell, Captain of Cavalry Company, 36th Regiment, Arkansas Militia, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Commission of William H. Blackwell, Captain of Cavalry Company, 36th Regiment, Arkansas Militia