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Confederate States of America,

War Department

Richmond July 16th 1861

Sir:

            You are hereby informed that the President has appointed you

First Lieutenant

Infantry

In the Army of the Confederate States. You are requested to signify your acceptance or non-acceptance of said appointment: and should you accept you will sign before a magistrate, the oath of office herewith, and forward the same with your letter of acceptance to this Department. You will report to Genl Lee, Comndrl

By Command: S Cooper

Adj Insp[ector] Gen[eral]

1st Lieutenant Walter H Taylor

            CS Infantry

                        Richmond

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.260

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 11

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