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    Manuscript Document, "General Order No 46" Signed, "Theodore Read", one page, 8" x 9.75", "Head Quarters 18th Army Corps / Army of the Potomac June 10th 1864". General Marston is here appointed Corps Officer of the Day for June 11 with Read signing as Assistant Adjutant General. Excellent condition. The brave and capable Theodore Read (1835 - 1865) enlisted in the Union Army as a private and quickly advanced to field rank. By September, 1864 he was a brevet brigadier general. Unfortunately, this honor begat another: Read became the last Federal general killed during the Civil War. He met his untimely end on April 6, 1865 while trying to obstruct Robert E. Lee's retreat across the Appomattox River.

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