CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA MILITIA ARTILLERY COMMISSION: Commission to Walter D. Leake appointing him Captain in the Virginia Militia Artillery, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Regiment, 2nd division. Leake's unit was subsequently called Leake's Company, Virginia Light Artillery and was attached to the Army of Tennessee and saw service in South Carolina and Tennessee, suffering heavy losses at Shiloh. Commission is signed by Gov. John Letcher and dated July 29, 1861. Sight size 7 1/2'' x 9 3/4'', framed under glass 9 3/4'' x 12 3/4''.
CONDITION: Note toning, some minor bleed through of writing on back.