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Regiment: 2nd Michigan Infantry
State of Michigan
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 Assistant
Surgeon in the Second Regiment, Michigan Infantry
Volunteers to rank as such from the Twentieth day of April 1864
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 Sixteenth
day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and sixty four
and of the Independence of the United States of
America the Eighty eighth
By the Governor: Austin Blair
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Secretary of State.
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Asst 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