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    CONFEDERATE "SPECIAL ORDERS": TWO, NAMING FITZHUGH LEE. as follows: The first, a partially printed document, Special Orders No. 173, one page, 8" x 10", Richmond, Virginia, July 26, 1862. Issued by the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, it reads: "The following officer will without delay report to General Ro. E. Lee Commanding & for Cavalry duty: Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee, Provisional Army...". The second, a manuscript document, Special Orders No. 165, one page, 7.5" x 9.75", "Hd. Qrs. Dept. of Northern Va.", July 28, 1862. The introduction reads, "The following troops are assigned to & will constitute the Brigades of Cavalry under command of Major General J E B Stuart." Listed below are five regiments in Wade Hampton's 1st Brigade and five regiments under Fitz Lee's 2nd Brigade. Very fine condition. This important document carries the names of all three men who would come to serve as Lee's cavalry chief during the course of the war. Hampton would succeed Stuart and Fitz Lee would succeed Hampton.

    Condition: Fine, with light soiling.


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    December, 2007
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