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    Confederate Cavalry Lieutenant General Wade Hampton Document Signed. One page, 10" x 8", matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25" x 14.25", np, July 31, 1861, ink on patriotic stationery. Wade Hampton is a legendary figure in South Carolina. At the beginning of the Civil War, Hampton personally financed a unit made up of six infantry units, four cavalry companies, and one artillery battery called the "Hampton Legion", and he would go on to serve as both governor and Senator from the Palmetto State. At the time this document was written, Hampton was a colonel with his Confederate legion, and they had just survived their first battle of the War at First Manassas ten days earlier. The document reads in full: "Special Requisition For 2 Pickaxes & 1 mattock. I certify that the above requisition is correct and that the articles specified are requisite for the public use rendered so by the following circumstances. reg. The use of the Brooks Troop - Jno. F. Lanneau Captain". Underneath, the document continues: "Captain C. L. Goodwin Quartermaster Hampton Legion will issue the above requisition W. Hampton Commanding" followed by "Received at Camp Johnson July 31st 1861 of C. L. Goodwin Quarter-master Hampton Legion the above article in full of the above requisition - Jno. F. Lanneau Captain". The reverse shows a full-color stamp of the original seven-star Confederate stars and bars flag at top, typical of patriotic stationery toward the beginning of the War. The document is in fine condition, with very minimal soiling, mostly to the reverse of the document. The usual folds are present, though one fold has been repaired with clear tape on the reverse. A wonderful war-date document signed by one of only two officers to achieve the rank of lieutenant general of cavalry for the Confederacy.

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