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    Ft. Sumter: Copy of Notification Letter in the hand of Captain Stephen D. Lee Sent to Major Robert Anderson Prior to the Commencement of the Attack on Ft. Sumter.
    8" x 10.5" Autograph Transcription Signed by Captain Stephen D. Lee, Aide-de-Camp to General Pierre Beauregard. Accomplished in 1905, this is a copy of the original sent to Anderson just prior to the attack on Ft. Sumter that started the Civil War. The original was signed by both James Chesnut, Jr. and Lee. It reads, in full: "Fort Sumter S.C. April 12, 1861 3:20 AM. Sir - By authority of Brigadier General Beauregard commanding the Provisional Forces of the Confederate States, we have the honor to notify you that he will open the fire of his batteries on Fort Sumter in one hour from this time. We have the honor to be very respectively Your obedient servants, [signed] James Chesnut Jr. Aide de Camp Stephen D. Lee Captain C. S. Army Aide de Camp." Ex: Sang Collection.

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