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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Confederate States: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, others

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4476
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4476, Confederate States: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, othersRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Field letter endorsement "R.E. Lee Genl." on undated orange cover to Genl. J.E.B. Stuart as Commander of Cavalry, marked "Confidential" at upper left indicating that the content was of military significance, all in Lee's hand, flap faults and light wrinkling

VERY FINE. A RARE FIELD COVER FROM CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE TO GENERAL J.E.B. STUART.

Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, usually to Richmond to another officer under Lee's command. James Ewell Brown Stuart, the recipient, was a trusted Confederate Cavalry General and excelled in major conflicts such as the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864

Ex Dr. Robertson.

E. 7,500-10,000
13,500
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