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    CSA GENERAL JEB STUART AUTOGRAPH "PROMISSORY" NOTE SIGNED. One page, 8" x 5", plain paper, Fort Riley, K.T. (Kansas Territory), no date. Stuart resigned his U.S. Army commission on May 14, 1861 to join the Confederate army following the secession of his home state of Virginia. Rapidly promoted to major general and placed in charge of the Cavalry Division of the army of Northern Virginia, he proved himself to be a premier intelligence officer and was considered the "eyes of the CSA." His death at Yellow Tavern was a blow to the Southern cause.

    This financial note was written in the 1855-1858 period while Stuart was stationed in Kansas with the U.S. First Cavalry fighting Indians on the Western frontier. Interestingly, Stuart was married to his beloved wife Flora, daughter of daughter of Col. Philip St. George Cooke, at Fort Riley on November 14, 1855- just one month before he was promoted to first lieutenant. This note reads, in full: "Be sure to direct / Lieut J. E. B. Stuart / Fort Riley / K.T. / P.S. I enclose also $3 more for which please / send the Congressional Globe & appendix to / P. F. Taylor / Fort Riley / K.T." Folds and light toning, else fine with a beautiful bold signature. Also included in this lot is a representative three-dollar note from the Phoenix Bank, of the same period.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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