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    West Point Diploma Signed by Robert e. Lee, Robert Selden Garnett, and Fitz-John Porter

    Fantastic Association West Point Diploma Signed by Robert E. Lee as Superintendent, also signed by Future Confederate General Robert S. Garnett and Future Union General Fitz-John Porter An oversized velum DS "R E Lee", 1 page, 17" x 23", West Point, New York, June 16, 1854, being the West Point diploma awarded to Michael R. Morgan of the State of Louisiana upon completion of his degree. Also signed by Robert Selden Garnett, the first Confederate general officer to die in action during the Civil War when he fell at Carrick's Ford on July 13, 1861; and Fitz-John Porter, who signs twice, first at the bottom as an instructor and again at top left as the recorder. Document bears usual folds and mild discoloration as is common with velum, however all signatures remain very visible with the Lee rating about an "8". On the verso, a former owner notes how he came to have possession of the diploma: "This diploma was taken by me from a sailor (at Pilot Town on the Mississippi river) belonging to the steam gunboat Montgomery, who was taking it as a rebel trophy. Month of April 1862 Edward S. Lamid [?]." A highly desirable diploma valuable on many levels and in very good condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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