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2nd Sgt. E. F. Leavell - Co. H - Promotion to Ensign

Hd. Qr. 33rd Miss. Regt.
Montevallo, Alabama
April 23rd, 1864

S. Cooper
Adjt. & Insp. Genl.
Richmond, Va.

Sir:

Under a recent Act of Congress authorizing the appointment by the President of an Ensign for each Regt., Batn. &c I herewith forward the name of E. F. Leavell, a most deserving Soldier of my Command for Said appointment.

If the nomination be Confirmed I would respectfully ask that he take rank from the 18th day of April 1864.

Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Svt.
J.L. Drake, Col.
33rd Miss. Regt.

[endorsements]

"Ensign" Hursts 33rd Miss. Regt.
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Headqrs. Featherston's Brig.
Montevallo, Ala.
April 23, 1864
Approved & resp.ly forwarded.
W.S. Featherston, Brig. Gen'l. Comd'g.
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Head Qr. Loring's Div.
Montevallo, Ala.
April 23rd 1864
Approved & respectfully forwarded.
W.W. Loring, Maj. Genl.
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Dept. Ala., Ms., E. La.
Demopolis, Ala.
April 26, 1864
Respectfully approved.
For Lt. Genl. Polk, Thos. M. Jack, A. A. G.

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