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Samuel Garland Civil War Commission Document

Identifier: MS-0118
Commission document, dated May 9, 1861, appointing Samuel Garland, Jr. Colonel in the Virginia Volunteer Forces. Signed by Governor John Letcher. Endorsement on verso by Lewis B. Butler, Justice of the Peace for Prince William County, certifying that Garland took various prescribed oaths.


  • 1861


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Biographical / Historical

Samuel Garland, Jr., VMI Class of 1849, served as a Colonel in the 11th Virginia Infantry and led his regiment at 1st Manassas. He was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1862 and commanded his brigade at Seven Pines, Gaines's Mill, and Malvern Hill. Garland was mortally wounded on Sept 14, 1862 at South Mountain and is buried at Lynchburg, Virginia.

Samuel Garland, b. 1830, Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1849; lawyer; Brig. Gen. CSA; killed in battle at South Mountain, 14 September 1862.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary L. Garland, 1938.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450