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Description: Document: Lt. John Rutledge letter of appointment from States Rights Gist, Adjutant and Inspector General of South Carolina to Lieutenant John Rutledge, dated 19 March 1861, appointing Rutledge "Inspector of Ordinance for the Batteries in and around Charleston Harbour."
H9 1/2" W7 3/4"

Provenance: Descended in the Rutledge-Rose Family of Charleston, South Carolina. Archive of Confederate Naval Officer Lieutenant John Rutledge (1820-1894), grandson of John Rutledge Jr. (1739-1800), Governor of South Carolina and United States Supreme Court Justice.

Other Notes: John Rutledge joined the US Navy as a midshipman in 1835 and served throughout the world. He resigned his commission in January 1861, after South Carolina had seceded from the Union in December 1860, to join the navy of his native state. He served in the Confederate Navy until the end of the war.

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June 14, 2009 1:00 PM EDT

West Columbia, SC, US

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