COMMISSIONING ANDREW A. HILL, OF IREDELL COUNTY, a "First Lieutenant in the USeventh Infantry, North Carolina Troops," to rank 10 January 1862, a partly printed document, signed by Clark as Governor of North Carolina and with the embossed seal of the state.

Raleigh, NC: 1862. Folio. One page, countersigned by Pulaski Cowper, the governor's private secretary. Henry Clark (1808-1874), a native of Tarboro, gradated from U.N.C. in 1826 and read law before taking over the management of his father's plantation and other business affairs in the early 1830s, entering politics with election to the state senate in 1850, rising to the speakership, and taking over as governor when John Ellis died in 1861, preparing the state for war during his year in office (Zebulon Vance became governor in September, 1862). Pulaski Cowper (1832-1901), a native of Murfreesboro, graduated from U.N.C., read law and practiced with Thomas Bragg and served as Bragg's private secretary when he was elected governor in 1855, returning to that position when Clark assumed the post in 1861. Andrew A. Hill, a native of Iredell County and a student as the war began, served as commander of Co. G, 7th N.C., leading it through battles in 1862 and 1863, until wounded twice during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, never fully recovering and being discharged on permanent disability in early 1865. Very good. Folded. (10313). Item #63800

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