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    Thomas Jefferson Green Military Appointment Twice Signed "Thos. J. Green" as "Brigadier General of the Army of Texas." One page, 7.5" x 12.5", n.p., August 11, 1836. Green appoints James H. Milroy "Colonel, in the first Regiment of Infantry in my Brigade, in the Army of Texas: having full and ample authority so to do from David G. Burnett [sic] President of the Republic of Texas and his Cabinet Council." Below his first signature, Green writes, "I certify that Jas. H. Milroy was duly elected this day by said Regiment Colonial commandant August 11th 1836. [Signed] Thos. J. Green / Brig Genl. Texas Army." James Milroy was the uncle of Union General Robert H. Milroy. The document, boldly signed by Green, is toned with folds.

    Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863), a graduate of West Point, moved to Texas in early 1836. After joining the Texas cause, he was commissioned a brigadier general and raised volunteers in the U.S. Following the successful Texas revolution, he participated in the Somervell Expedition in 1842 and was second-in-command on the Mier Expedition. He surrendered to General Ampudia and was imprisoned at Perote Prison, from which he escaped and returned to Texas.


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    October, 2010
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