Appointment of Philip R. Ward to Lieutenant-Colonel

Identifier

WWP15047

Description

Philip R. Ward is appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Coast Artillery Corps.

Source

Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York

Text

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Philip R Ward I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Lieutenant Colonel in the Coast Artillery Corps in the service of the United States: to rank as such from the fifteenth day of May nineteen hundred and seventeen He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Lieutenant-Colonel by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And I do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under his command to be obedient to his orders as Lieutenant-Colonel And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from me, or the future President of the United States of America, or the General or other superior Officers set over him, according to the rules and discipline of War. The Commission to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the United States, for the time being. Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen and in the one hundred and forty-second year of the independence of the United States.
By the President:
Assistant Secretary of War.

Original Format

Certificate

Files

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Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Appointment of Philip R. Ward to Lieutenant-Colonel,” 1917 July 13, WWP15047, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.