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Object Name Orders, Military
Catalog Number REL-77
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date March 7, 1864
Scope & Content Extract of General Orders No. 17, March 7, 1864

Physical Appearance: The document is an extract of General Orders No. 17, dated March 7, 1864. Lee absolves Capt. R. L. Christian of any blame in loss of papers in fire during the train retreat from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The order is signed by Maj. Walter H. Taylor.

There is also a handwritten copy of the original in the folder, addressed "For, Capt. Christian," on the reverse. Each document is 1 page.
People Lee, Robert E.
Taylor, Walter Herron
Christian, Richmond L.
Subjects Military leadership
Troop movements
Trains
Fire
Papers