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15512 W.H. Stewart Confederate Lt. Colonel Commission  A rare Virginia
Commission for a 3 times wounded officer signed by Confederate Secretary of
War James A. Seddon. Richmond, July 26, 1864, one page, 10” x 8”, naming
Stewart Lt. Colonel of the 61st Virginia Infantry. Repaired with archival
document tape on the verso along the two horizontal folds; a few marginal chips;
Secretary Seddon's signature is bold.   $750    

William Henry Stewart


Residence Norfolk County VA; a 22 year-old Lawyer.

Enlisted on 7/11/1861 at Norfolk County, VA as a Captain.

On 7/11/1861 he was commissioned into VA Jackson Greys
He was transferred out on 8/8/1862

On 8/8/1862 he was commissioned into "A" Co. VA 61st Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA


He was listed as:
* Furloughed 2/12/1863 (place not stated) (For 20 days)
* Returned 2/22/1863 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
* Wounded 5/3/1863 Chancellorsville, VA
* Wounded 5/12/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA
* Wounded 6/3/1864 Cold Harbor, VA
* Furloughed 2/28/1865 (place not stated) (For 18 days)
* Returned 3/18/1865 (place not stated) (Estimated day)


Promotions:
* Major 5/22/1862
* Lt Col 5/12/1864


Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 5/22/1862 to Field & Staff


Other Information:
born 9/28/1838 in Deep Creek, VA
died 2/9/1912 in Portsmouth, VA
Buried: Maplewood Cem., Charlottesville, VA

(Postwar lawyer, newspaper editor, historian, & commonwealth
atty. Vice Pres., Portsmouth St. RR Co.)

After the War he lived in 408 Court St, Norfolk Co, VA
Scroll down to read how
Stewart corrected
President Woodrow
Wilson and read Wilson's
response.