November 2015 Auction Ends Thursday, November 19th, 5pm Pacific
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Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies, Robert E. Lee document signed, dated early in the Civil War on 3 October 1861. Issued during Lee's West Virginia campaign, location is noted as ''Headquarters Camp on Sewell Mt.'', where Lee encamped after Cheat Mountain. Document gives ''Special Orders'' to General John B. Floyd that ''The mail will be forwarded...letters of each regiment will be deposited with the regimental quartermaster who will cause them to be delivered...mail bags will be in charge of the quartermaster...felling of trees within the vicinity of the camp, except for firewood or other necessary purposes is strictly prohibited. Commanding officers will give special attention to this subject...'' The Battle of Cheat Mountain, fought in mid-September 1861, was the first battle in which General Lee led troops. Document measures 7'' x 9.25'' on one page, with staining to upper left edge from mounting residue on verso. Very good condition.
Robert E. Lee Early War-Dated Document Signed as Commanding General -- Regarding Mail for Confederate Troops & ''Felling of Trees'' Just After Lee's First Battle of Cheat MountainRobert E. Lee Early War-Dated Document Signed as Commanding General -- Regarding Mail for Confederate Troops & ''Felling of Trees'' Just After Lee's First Battle of Cheat MountainRobert E. Lee Early War-Dated Document Signed as Commanding General -- Regarding Mail for Confederate Troops & ''Felling of Trees'' Just After Lee's First Battle of Cheat Mountain
Robert E. Lee Early War-Dated Document Signed as Commanding General -- Regarding Mail for Confederate Troops & ''Felling of Trees'' Just After Lee's First Battle of Cheat Mountain
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