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A Wisconsin Volunteer Earns a Field Promotion to Sergeant
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[CIVIL WAR]. Partially Printed Document Signed. Promotion for Thomas Croft. “Camp near Chattanooga,” December 2, 1863. 1 p 15 x 10 in.

Inventory #21264.08       Price: $350

Excerpt

“Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Thomas Croft, I do hearby appoint him Sergeant in the 12th Battery of Wisconsin Vol Lt Arty in the service of the United States”

Historical Background

First Lieutenant Edward G. Harlow of Janesville, Wisconsin, promotes fellow Janesvillean Thomas Croft to sergeant in the field, at “Cap near Chattanooga” in December 1863.


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