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    "... the purest and best have fallen..."

    J. E. B. "Jeb" Stuart: War-Date General Order Document Signed [DS].
    30" x 27" framed display housing a 7.5" x 9.5" document on lined, wove paper. In full: "Head Quarters Cavalry Division. Army of Northern Virginia. May 10th 1863. General Order No. 15. It becomes my painful duty to announce to the Division the death, from Wounds received in action, of Major R. Channing Price, Asst. Adjt. General, Cavalry Division. This gallant officer while at the post of duty near the Furnace in Spotsylvania County, on the 1st of May, received a fatal wound, which in a few hours deprived the Division Staff of its most efficient member, the country of a faithful and gallant defender, and an afflicted family of its brightest ornament. Surely death loves a shining mark. The purest and best have fallen. Let their spirits animate those of us who survive. In token of respect for the memory of the deceased, the Division Staff will wear the usual military badge pf mourning for thirty days. J E B Stuart Major Genl Comdg". Two faint areas of tape bleed-through, in excellent condition overall. Minor chipping to frame. Stuart himself would be mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern on May 11, 1864, a year and a day after this order was written.


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    November, 2019
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