In the Name and by the Authority
STATE OF OHIO
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of said State
James C. Gribben Greeting:
It appearing to me, that on the 2d [2nd] day of September, 1861, you were duly
appointed First Lieutenant, 54th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Militia, organized and
mustered into the service of the United States under Proclamation of the President, dated May 3d [3rd]. 1861.
Now Know You, That by the powers vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of said State, and reposing special
trust and confidence in you patriotism, valor, fidelity and ability, I do by these presents COMMISION you
as First Lieutenant as aforesaid, for the term of THREE YEARS [3 years], unless sooner discharged.
And I do herby authorize and require you to discharge, all and singular, the duties and services appertaining to
your said office, agreeably to law and general regulations, and to obey such orders and instructions as you shall, from
time to time, recieve from your superior officers.
In Testimony Whereof, I have herunto set my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Ohio
to be affixed, at Columbus, the 17th day of February in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two , and in the eighty-sixth [86th] year of the Independence
of the United States of America
By the Governor: David Tod
B R Cowen [Benjamin R. Cowen], Secratary of State
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