Letter from Capt. King to Gov. Joseph Brown, 16 April, 1861

Americus, Geo., April 16th 1861
To His Excellency Joseph E. Brown, Governor
and Commander-in-Chief of said state,

By virtue of Resolutions passed on the 13th inst. (a copy of which is herewith
transmitted) I have the honor to tender the service of the "Americus
Volunteer Rifles" for 12 months, unless sooner discharged to go wherever
required. Said company to constitute one of the Rifle companies of the
three thousand volunteers required of this state by the government of the
Confederate states. The company have in possession sixty altered muskets
as drill guns, and no accoutrements. The men are very near all provided with
a plain service uniform and those who are not, will be in a few days. Herewith,
please find a Roll of the company signing the resolutions certified by the
1st sergt.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant.

James M.D. King
Capt., com. "Americus Volunteer Rifles"

SOURCE: "Correspondence received by Gov. Joseph E. Brown, 1861-1865", Georgia Dept. of Archives and History, Morrow, Ga. RG1-1-5, Box37,
LOC 3335-05. Filed under "James King". Transcribed by Gregory C. White

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