In the Name and by the Authority
OF THE STATE OF OHIO
GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF SAID STATE
To Charles H. Grosvenor Greeting:
It appearing to me that, on the 30th day of July, 1861, you were duly
appointed Major, 18th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Militia, organized and
mustered into the service of the United States.
under Proclamation of the President dated May 8th 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 your patriotism, valor, fidelity and ability, I do by these presents
COMMISSION you as Major as aforesaid, for the term of THREE YEARS,
unless sooner discharged, upon condition that you uniform within the time limited by law, and take the oath,
or affirmation, enclosed hereon, within ten days from reciept hereof, sending a certificate thereof to General Head
Quarters; and I do hereby 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, receive from your superior officers.
[seal] In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my name, and caused the Great Seal of the State Of
Ohio to be affixed, at Columbus, the 30th day of July in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty=one and in the eighty=6th year
of the Independence of the United States of America.
A. P. Russell, Secretary of State.
C. P. [illegible], Adjutant General