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IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE DESERTER ARREST WARRANT – SOLDIER AND REGIMENTAL COMMANDING OFFICER NAMED FROM THE 1ST LOUISIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, DATED 1862:  A hand written arrest warrant, issued by Col. W.G. Vincent, the regimental commander of the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, for the arrest of a deserter, Private T. H. S. Boyd, dated March 23, 1862. 

The arrest warrant was issued at Camp Vincent and the text states that a copy of the warrant had been provided to the Provost Marshall of Richmond.  A search of the National Park Service Civil War Soldier’s data base reveals a T.H.S. Boyd listed as a Private, and a Col. W.G.Vincent, in the 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A  

The 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry was organized in April of 1861, was attached to the Army of Northern Virginia and participated in the Seven Day’s Battle, Cold Harbor, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run and was present at Appomattox at the end of the war. 

The warrant is written in ink on lined ledger paper measuring 9 ¾” by 7 ½”, and is full form with no loss of text.  The document is separated at the fold across the page, approximately 1/3 the height of the page from the bottom, but this separation is clean with no ragged edges and no text is loss.  Mounting the document in a fixed frame would render this separation unnoticeable. 

This is a historic document contains sufficient information to allow you to fully research the two men named.  Such Confederate documents survive in far fewer numbers than the Federal counterparts, this specimen recently surfacing from an old Texas collection, and the content makes this document particularly desirable.  (0521) $295



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