Demopolis: March 4, 1861.  pp, folded folio sheet. Ink manuscript written on the first two pages, docketed on last page. Old folds, Very Good.
Each of the six petitioners-- James Taylor Jones, Jno. T. Liman, Nathan B. Whitfield, R.M. Campbell, O.H. Prince, and [--] Torbert-- signs in his own hand, on the day Lincoln was inaugurated as President. The petition was probably written by O.H. Prince. They attest to Strudwick's "good family," fine education, "irreproachable moral character." Moreover, at six feet tall and 170 pounds he is "the best horseman in Alabama." Alabama seceded on January 11, 1861.
Strudwick was mustered into the 11th Alabama regiment on June 11, 1861. He was breveted 2d Lieutenant during his service. Item #36827