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1860 Texas Autographed General Order of Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Item #: A6985
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Here is your chance to own an authentic military document signed by the most famous of all Confederate Generals, Robert E. Lee. This document was signed by Lee before the Civil War while he was serving as the Superintendent of West Pint Military Academy. The letter measures 4-1/4th inches by 5-3/4ths inches in overall size. Robert E. Lee signed this General Orders No. 17 which is one printed page. At the to it states that it was from San Antonio, Texas and was issued on October 30th 1860. This was just four months before Texas seceded from the Union. At the time Robert E. Lee was serving as a colonel in the U.S. Army and commander of the Department of Texas. He issued General Orders, No. 17, whereby the department would restrict expenses by suspending "all repairs, alterations and improvements at Posts for which special appropriations have not been made." In addition, "allowance of forage to horses and mules will be reduced to one-half of the forage ration prescribed by regulations." The document is beautifully matted and framed to the overall size of 10-3/4ths inches by 12-3/4ths inches. The Signature is the classic Lee style autograph that is coveted by collectors. The document is accompanied by a modern made xerox of General Lee in his Confederate Uniform. This is one of his early documents that are tough to find. This is a fantastic looking framed Robert E. Lee autographed document that is ready to be framed and hung on your wall.

Price: $3,250.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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