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Object Name Orders, Military
Catalog Number REL-68
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."
People Lee, Robert E.
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Lorrell, G. M.
Goggin, James M.
Ellis, R.
Subjects Military leadership
Military officers
War casualties