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    Important Manuscript Order to Confederate Cherokee Gen. Stand Watie Docketed by Him on the Verso. Headed "Hd Qrs Dist. Ind. Terr. Fort Towson, C. N. (Choctaw Nation) April 26th, 1865". Requests that Watie send "a copy of your authority from the Sec. of War authorizing you to raise a Brigade in the Confederate States". Specifically mentions Watie's activities in the areas of "Mo. and Arks". Signed by "T. M. Scot A. A. Genl". Docketing on the reverse including that of Watie using simply "Watie". Less than two months later, on June 23, Stand Watie would sign a cease fire at Ft. Towson with Federal authorities, becoming the last Confederate general in the field to lay down his arms. Missing small piece at upper left and at lower right, not affecting signature and only minimally affecting text. A rare Confederate autograph document.

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