|Object Name||Orders, Military|
|Collection||CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION|
|Date||May 11, 1863|
|Scope & Content||
General Orders No. 61, May 11, 1863
Physical Appearance: The document is an official copy of General Orders No. 61, dated May 11, 1863. Lee announces to the Army of Northern Virginia the death of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson. (See "Official Report," XXV, pt. 2, 792; Dowdey and Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee, 485.)
This official copy is also signed by G. M. Lorrell, James M. Goggin, and R. Ellis.
Regarding the original document, a note on the back states "the original is in the museum in Lansing, Michigan."
Lee, Robert E.
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Lorrell, G. M.
Goggin, James M.