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    [Civil War] Two Confederate Items from before the fall of New Orleans including: Confederate Order No. 26 signed by Brigadier General P. Benjamin Buisson. One page, 7.5" x 9.75", on blue, lined paper, New Orleans, March 8, 1862. Ordering the detachment of the Regiment of Orleans Guards at Camp Chalmette from the 1st Brigade for reorganization. Fold break at the intersection of fold creases, does not affect the text. Small stain on left edge. Very fine condition. [and:] Confederate Report of Guard Officer of the Day. One page, 8" x 6.25", Camp Lovell, April 7, 1862. In part: "The Chalmette Regt left Camp Chalmette at about ½ past 12 on the 6th of April we embarked on the Steamer Laurel Hill and arrived about 6 pm at Camp Lovell and took possession of the Warehouse and Quarantine Station to quarter the men for the night. Stores and Bagage [sic] al [sic] landed safely." Folds are well worn and broken at the bottom edge. Paper is heavily toned. Text is bold with some ink bleeding; still entirely legible. Fine.

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    December, 2011
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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