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    Lee's Army of Northern Virginia Horse Appraisal Autograph Document. One page, 8" x 10", from "Near Petersburg", August 10, 1864. The document reads "The undersigned officers having been appointed by Special Order No 148 Current devise a "Board of Survey" to appraise the value of private horses attached to Hd.Qrs A.N.Va after carefully examining the following horses the property of Col [undecipherable name] determine the present value of one sorrel horse to be $2900.00, the present value of one bay mare to be $2625.00 [signed] A.S. Sand/ Major Q.M./ D. B. Bridgford/ Maj Commdg P. G. A.N.V./ A. P. Pifer Capt". The document has been folded and there is a 1.25" tear which affects one word of the text, else in very good condition. The fact that horses are appraised at such a high dollar value gives a good indication of the level of inflation experienced by the Southern economy at this late stage of the war.

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