CW REGIMENTAL PROMOTION WARRANT - SGT. CLARENCE HART, 135TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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Pre-printed form, 15 x 10”, dated “Capitol Hill, Sept. 22nd 1862”, signed by regimental commander, Col. James R. Porter. This warrant (“To all whom shall see these present, greetings”) promotes Clarence Hart to Fifth Sergeant in Co. “D”, 135th PA Infantry, dating from the 1st day of August 1862, and is to “continue in force under the pleasure of the Commanding Officer…”

The warrant exhibits fold-marks, light yellowing, and two small, light stains, while remaining entirely presentable. Overall, VG.

A resident of Indiana, PA, 21 year old Clarence Hart enlisted as a Sergeant and  mustered into Co. “D”, 135th PA Infantry, 8/14/1862, his rank as 5th Sergeant dating from 8/1/1862, per warrant. His unit was a nine month regiment mustered in August 1862 and mustered out, along with Sergeant Hart, 5/24/1863. During these nine months the 135th stood provost duty in Washington, DC, and then, after being attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, participated in the Chancellorsville Campaign and the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2-5, 1863. During service the unit lost 37 men by disease.

Col. James R. Porter enlisted on 6/10/61 as a Captain and was commissioned into Co. B, 40th PA Infantry.  On 7/2/61 he was promoted to Lt. Col. Resigned on 10/24/61. On 8/26/62 he was commissioned Colonel of 135th PA Infantry; mustered out on 5/24/63 at Harrisburg, PA. On 7/3/63 he was commissioned Colonel of 57th PA Infantry; mustered out on 8/17/63.

Solid PA regimental collectible.  [jp/ld]

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