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    Confederate General John R. Chambliss Autograph Document Signed. One page of official imprinted letterhead, 7.5" x 9.5"; Portsmouth, Virginia; May 24, 1861. General order No. 18, acknowledging receipt of General Order No. 17, which reads: "All men who are detailed by orders from these headquarters on special duty will not be relieved from such duty unless by authority from the same Head Quarters. / By Command of Genl Huger." Signed "Jno R. Chambliss Jr. / Maj & aa act adjt Genl."

    Shortly after the date of these orders, Chambliss was commissioned a colonel of the 13th Virginia Cavalry. Chambliss served with distinction, and we commended for his bravery both Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart. He was killed in action at the Second Battle of Deep Bottom in August 1864.

    Condition: The left edge is uneven and has a bit of discoloration from adhesive staining on verso. With flattened folds.

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    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
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