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Regiment: 16th Michigan Infantry
The Commanding Officer of the Sixteenth Regiment of Michigan Infantry
To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
Know ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of Joseph B. Slack
I do hereby appoint him First Sergeant in Company D of the 16th Regiment of Michigan Infantry
in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and
Sixty two. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of 1st Sergeant by doing and performing all manner
of thins thereunto belonging. And I do strictly charge and require all Non Commissioned Officers and Soldiers under his command to
be obedient to his orders as 1st Sergeant. And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time as he
shall receive from me or the future Commanding Officer of the Regiment, or other Superior Officers and Non Commissioned Officers set
over him according to the rules and discipline of War. This Warrant to continue in force during the pleasure of the Commanding Of-
-ficer of the Regiment for the time being.
Given under my hand at the Head Quarters of the Regiment, at or near Falmouth Va, this
Twenty Seventh (27th) day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two (/62)
By the Commanding Officer: T. B. W. Stockton Col. Commanding the Regiment.
R. Wm. Jacklin Lt and Act Adjutant of the Regiment.
J. B. Slack