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    A Transcribed, Handwritten Copy of General Robert E. Lee's General Order Number 9 - The Personal Copy of General William Mahone General William Mahone, the famed Confederate cavalryman, owned this handwritten copy of General Robert E. Lee's General Order Number 9 issued to all his commanders. General Mahone took part in the Appomattox Campaign just before Lee surrendered and saved this copy, keeping it with him until his death when, years later, this document was sold from his archives.

    Measuring 5" x 8" and beautifully written on white, lined paper it is dated '10th April 1865'. In this famous address General Lee states that the Army of Northern Virginia "has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers". There is shading present across the top half of the page and three horizontal folds present and some staining from handling. This is an important document owned by this prominent Confederate general.




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