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Partly-printed Document Signed, "Joseph E. Brown" as Governor of Georgia, 1p. oblong quarto, August 15, 1861, and countersigned by Henry C. Wayne, with Georgia State seal at top. It reads in most part: "...By his Excellency, JOSEPH E. BROWN, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of this State, and of the Militia thereof: To James A. Rowe Greeting: WE, reposting especial trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you Ensign of the Confederate Invincibles of the Militia formed for the defense of the State, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof. You are, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Ensign as aforesaid, by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all Officers and Privates under your command, to be obedient to your orders as such. And you are to observe, and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as you shall receive from me, or a future Governor and Commander-in-Chief of this State for the time being, or any other of your superior Officers, in pursuance of the trust reposed in you. This Commission to continue in force during your usual residence within the county to which you belong, unless removed by sentence of Court Martial, or by the Governor, on the address of two-thirds of each branch of the General Assembly…" With oath by Rowe signed at bottom, dated September 18, 1861, it reads "I James A. Rowe do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the State of Georgia, and to the utmost of my power and ability, observe, confer to, support and defend the Constitution thereof…" VG. Rare. General Henry C. Wayne (1815-1883) Graduated from West Point in 1838, and was brevetted major for gallantry at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco in the Mexican War. Upon the secession of Georgia, he was appointed AIG of Georgia by Governor Brown. On December 16, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier general in the PACS. The "Confederate Invincibles" and James A. Rowe, were mustered into the 28th Georgia Infantry, Rowe serving as lieutenant and later captain. The regiment participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Chancellorsville, then moved to Charleston, S.C., and later Florida where it fought at Olustee. Sent back to Virginia, it was active at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.
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Rare 1861 Georgia Officer’s Commission for the “Confederate Invincibles”

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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