Lot 35
Virginia Commission Signed by Confederate Secretary of War James A. Seddon
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Partially printed document on a War Department form, Richmond, July 26, 1864, one page, octavo (10 x 8 in.), naming W(illiam). H. Stewart a Lt. Colonel of the 61st Virginia Infantry.

Stewart enlisted as a Captain in Norfolk on July 11, 1861. Though wounded three times during the course of the war, he survived to enjoy a long and varied professional career that lasted into the 20th century.

Collection of the Late Dr. Jerry "Pops" Cashion, Raleigh, NC

Even age toning; repaired with archival document tape along the two horizontal folds; a few marginal chips; Secretary Seddon's signature is bold and prominent.

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