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Date Original

1862 March 26

Description

James H. May is appointed lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Arkansas Regiment in the Confederate Army by president Jefferson Davis. The commission is signed by Confederate Secretary of War James A. Seddon. Should he choose to accept the position, May is to report to Colonel Bunn.

Biographical/Historical Note

Much like the president of the United States, President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy was the Commander in Chief of the Confederate army. Therefore, it was by his order that military officers were appointed, through the War Department.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 10.5"

Subjects

Civil War; Arkansas; Confederate States of America

Contributor

Seddon, James A. (James Alexander), 1815-1880

Geographical Area

Richmond, Henrico County (Va.); Richmond, Chesterfiled Count (Va.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.00087.022

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James H. May, Lieutenant Colonel commission, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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