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Regiment: 15th Michigan Infantry
Historical Figures: Austin Blair, John M. Oliver
State of Michigan,
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true allegiance to the United States of
America, and to the State of Michigan; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully
against all their enemies and opposes 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 States and of this State, So help me God.
Sworn and Subscribed before me, this day of A.D. 186…
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 John M. Oliver in the name and by the authority of the
People of the State of Michigan, I do hereby appoint him Colonel
Fifteenth Regiment, Michigan Infantry Brigade,
Division, in the Militia of said State; to rank as such from
the Fifteenth day of January eighteen hundred and sixty two
He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of Colonel
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 as Colonel. 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, as 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
In Testimony Whereof, I have caused these Letters to
be made patent, and the Great Seal of the State
to be hereunto affixed
[State Seal] Given under my hand, at Lansing, this Fifteenth
day of January in the year of our Lord one
Thousand eight hundred and sixty two and
of the Independence of the United States of America
the eighty sixth.
By the Governor: Austin Blair
Geo H Hinse
Dep Secretary of State.