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    Rare Confederate Navy Document Signed, "Josiah Tattnall". One page letterhead pre-printed with "Confederate States Navy Station, Georgia and South Carolina. Commandant's Office, Savannah", 7.5" x 9.75", January 19, 1862. Manuscript orders drafted and countersigned by one C. Lucian Jones, Flag Officer's Secretary. They read:"Sir: You will proceed to Norfolk Va via Augusta Geo & Raleigh NC in charge of certain ordnance, and report to Flag Officer Forrest. After the execution of this duty you will return to Savannah". Folds from mailing, a few minor stains and a small perforation above the printing. Nearly fine condition. The primary signatory of this document, Tattnall, was a Georgia native and a career naval officer who had entered United States service in 1812. Tattnall here mentions French Forrest, another old Southern salt. Forrest commanded the Norfolk Naval Yard until it was abandoned to Union forces and would thereafter be involved with the Confederacy's James River Squadron..

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