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2nd Ark-commission-signed Gen Govan-james Seddon-joseph Johnston For Sale
This document is dated Sept 11 and is commissioning W A Sawrie as First Lt and Adjutant in the second Arkansas Regiment in the Provisional Army in service of the Confederate States effective the 19th day of August 1863. Sawrie has written the document and signed at the bottom. The Secretary of War, James Seddon has signed the document and at the far right bottom, General Joseph E Johnson has initialed his approval. On the back of the document General Daniel Govan has written the following note and has signed it in his role as adjutant. Here is the content," Cornith, May 16, 1865 I take pleasure in testifying my appreciation of the services and uniform good conduct of Sgt. W S Sawrie Adjt of the 2nd Tn Regt and for nearly two years a member of my brigade. In all the engagements in which he has exhibited the highest of abilities of an officer and soldier, gallant, in action patient in conducting...? On all occasions his conduct has earned the respect of all his superior officers. D C Govan-Brigadier CSA As can be seen by the scans, the document has multiple condition problems.The document was separated into three parts and I removed the old cellophane tape but as can been seen the stains remain. I used archival tape to put it back together again to protect it from further damage. Note the holes, edge tears and other wear. WIlliam S Sawrie has a very interesting history. The following information was adapted and taken from the Confederate Military History, Vol. VIII pages 697-698 and varies somewhat from the family lore furnished me. Sawrie was born near Huntsville Alabama but was educated at Stewart College in Clarksville Tennessee. On May 10,1861 he enlisted in the Rock City Guards, Company B, First Tennessee Regiment, Colonel George Maney and served with that command in Western Virginia under General Lee and Loring until he was honorably discharged on Dec. 1 for physical disability. Family lore indicates that he decided to visit some cousins in Arkansas and finding them enlisting he re-enlisted April 10, 1862, as a private in Company F, Second Arkansas Infantry. He was later commissioned first Lieutenant and appointed adjutant of his regiment. Within weeks he was assigned to duty as assistant adjutant general of Liddell's brigade, afterward commanded by General D C Govan. He was involved in battles at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, engagements of the Atlanta campaign, from Dalton to Jonesboro and later at the Battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville and a skirmish near Columbia on the retreat. He received a commendation from Govan in the official reports. After General Govan was wounded during the Battle of Nashville,Sawrie was the only staff officer able for duty. He continued on duty as a staff officer under General Govan and was at Greensboro NC at the time of the surrender. William Summerville Sawrie's uniform and some other things were donated to the Carter House in Franklin Tennessee and be seen on exhibit there from time to time. This document and other documents belonging to Sawrie was obtained from the family and is on consignment.
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