1865 Civil War Confederate Order ~ Robert E. Lee Appointed General-in-Chief

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1865 Civil War Confederate Order ~ Robert E. Lee Appointed General-in-Chief

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Item #SQ7248068

Offered here is an interesting Confederate Civil War document from 1865. This copy of General Orders No. 3, dated February 6, 1865, is stamped "Rebel Archives." Most likely, this is a document that fell into Union hands following the fall of Richmond in April, 1865. The document concerns the Confederate Congress's creation of the rank of "General in Chief," and appoints General Robert E. Lee to that position.

The single-sided document measures 5" x 7 1/2". Paper is thin and grainy, typical of Confederate paper, but isn't particularly delicate.

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