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    Robert E. Lee: General Orders Dated 1861 and 1865. 1) 5" x 7" booklet, disbound, containing "General Orders No. 24" of the War Department in Washington, D.C., May 22, 1861, listing, among other things, the officers who had resigned at the outset of hostilities, including Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston, Jeb Stuart and "Stonewall" Jackson, among others. Excellent condition. 2) A one-sided 5" x 7" sheet containing "General Orders No. 3" from the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, February 5, 1865. It contains "An Act to provide for the appointment of a General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States" then announces that Robert E. Lee has been appointed to that position. Faint stamp of the War Record archives. Loss and burn marks at bottom right corner. Printed for distribution to members of the Confederate Congress and military officers and officials. An interesting pair of imprints that serve as "bookends" for Lee's Civil War career.
    From the collection of Dr. Donald Hopkins.


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    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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