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Samuel Garland Commission
Manuscript Collection #118

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Samuel Garland, Jr., VMI Class of 1849, served as a Colonel in the 11th Virginia Infantry and led his regiment at 1st Manassas. He was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1862 and commanded his brigade at Seven Pines, Gaines's Mill, and Malvern Hill. Garland was mortally wounded on Sept 14, 1862 at South Mountain and is buried at Lynchburg, Virginia.

This commission document, dated May 8, 1861, appoints Garland a Colonel in the Virginia Volunteer Forces. The document was signed by Governor John Letcher and there is an endorsement on the back by Lewis B. Butler, Justice of the Peace for Prince William County, certifying that Garland took various prescribed oaths.

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