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Eggleston, Henry S. / Papers, 1840-1862
Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 5 ([unpublished])

[Commission of the state of Wisconsin to Henry Eggleston: October 15, 1861]


Alexander W. Randall. Governor of the State of Wisconsin. To all to whom
these presents shall come, greeting: Know ye, that reposing special trust
and confidence in the patiotism, fidelity and good conduct bof Henry J. Eggleston
Wisconsin I have appointed and constituted, and by these presents do appoint
and constitute him Captain of the "Ripon Guards" in the First Regiment
of Wisconsin Cavalry  (Wis A. Militia) with rank from Aug 22nd A. D. 1861
and I do hereby authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties
of that office according to law; and he is required to observe and follow
such orders and directions as he shall from time to time received from the
Commander-in-Chief; or any other his superior officer, according to the rules
and discipline of war, and in accordance with the Constitution and Laws of
this State. In testimony hereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused
the Great seal of the State of Wisconsin to be afixed. Done at Madison, this
fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and sixty-one. By the governor, Alex W. Randall Lewis P. Harvey, Secretary
of State. Wm L. Wiley Adjutant General

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