Letter of recommendation for Croft to rank of Captain, signed by South Carolina Governor, Francis Pickens.
State of South Carolina
7 Oct. 1862
TO General Randolph - Secty of War
Capt. Edward Croft of Col. McGovern's Dept. is a graduate of our state military academy
and is an officer of high standing and intelligence. In understand the duties to be
transferred to the Artillery service. I take pleasure in stating that I have no doubt he is
eminently qualified to be a captain in that branch of the public service.
I have the honor to be very respectfully your most obedient servant