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    Confederate General Jubal Early Autograph Document Signed "J. A. Early." One ruled page, 7.5" x 3", "Head Qrs. V.D. Feby 23, 1865." While commanding a skeleton force in early 1865 in the Shenandoah Valley, the Virginian wrote this document permitting the transport of corn to Richmond. The text of the letter reads in full: "Mr. John B. Davis has permission to send twelve (12) bushels of corn to Richmond for the use of Mr. George D. Fisher." On the verso is written, "Permit to send 'Fleny' from Staunton to Richmond 1865." Only days later on March 2, Early's Confederate force was destroyed at the Battle of Waynesboro, and, consequently, General Lee, doubting Early's abilities, relieved him of his command. Smoothed folds with some mild staining. One small ink-burn hole in the center of the document.

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    June, 2015
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