Holton, Samuel M. – April 14, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 2nd Michigan Infantry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures: Henry H. Crapo State of Michigan Henry H. Crapo, Governor in and over the State of Michigan. To all who shall see these Presents, Greeting: Know ye, That, reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Valor, Ability and Fidelity of Samuel M. Holton in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Michigan, I do hereby appoint him Surgeon in the Second Regiment, Michigan Infantry Volunteers to rank as such from the Eleventh day of March 1865 He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of such office by doing and performing all things thereunto belonging. And I do strictly charge and Require all Officers and Soldiers under his command to be obedient to his orders. And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from the President of the United States of America, from the Governor of the State of Michigan, or the General or other Superior Officers set over him, according to the rules and discipline of War. This commission to continue in force during the pleasure of the Governor of the State of Michigan, for the time being. In Testimony Whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made patent, and the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed Given under my hand, at Lansing, this Fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five and of the Independence of the United States of America the Eighty-ninth By the Governor: Henry H Crapo [ ? ]B Porter Secretary of State. M Robertson Adjutant General State of Michigan County of I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true allegiance to the United State of America, and to the State of Michigan; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies and opposers whatsoever, and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United State and of this State, So help me God. Sword and Subscribed before me, this day of A.D. 186