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Name Army of Northern Virginia

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Commission - 1950.036.00004

Henry Heth Papers: Commission of Henry Heth as Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, Army of Virginia, April 25, 1861 Physical Appearance: April 25, 1861 - Richmond, Virginia - Commission of Henry Heth as Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, Army of Virginia. Signed by the Governor, "John Letcher." Signed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, "George W. Munford." A blue Virginia State Seal is embossed to the lower left corner of the paper. Commission is handwritten on lined paper.

Letter - CML-GHS.18

Major Robert W. Hunter to Brigadier General George H. Steuart, December 29, 1863 Physical Appearance: December 29, 1863 - R[obert] W[aterman] Hunter at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Johnson's Div[isio]n, to Brig[adier] Gen[eral] Geo[rge] H[ume] Steuart, Comm[an]d[in]g Brigade - Sends directions from the Commanding General [Edward Johnson] instructing Steuart to reply to a complaint made by L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] Baldwin, Ch[ie]f of Ordnance, A[rmy of] N[orthern] V[irginia] regarding use of ordnance wagons for foraging. Signed, "R. W. Hunter" [Major &] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral].

Envelope - CML-GHS.3.00001

Wartime Envelope Addressed to Brigadier General George H. Steuart Physical Appearance: Wartime envelope addressed to Brigadier General George H. Steuart. [n. d.] - Hand delivered envelope addressed to "Brig[adier] General George H[ume] Steuart / Johnson's Division / Ewell's Corps / Between / Darkville and Bunker Hill" Bottom corner reads, "By / John C. Henry / of Maryland Battalion." Contains no postage or postmarks.

Envelope - CML-GHS.3.00002

Wartime Envelope Addressed to Brigadier General George H. Steuart Physical Appearance: Wartime envelope addressed to Brigadier General George H. Steuart. [n. d.] - Hand delivered envelope addressed to Gen[era]l George H[ume] Steuart / Com[mandin]g." Two lines written below read, "James Newman, Esq[uire] / Hilton." Contains no postage or postmarks. A numbered label, "23" is attached to the envelope near the upper left corner.

Orders, Military - CML-GHS.7

Head Quarters, Department Northern Virginia, [Extract.] Special Orders, No. 144, May 28, 1863 Physical Appearance: May 28, 1863 - Head Quarters, Department [of] Northern Virginia, [Extract.] Special Orders, No. 144} [Paragraph] IX - Orders Brig[adier] Gen[era]l George H[ume] Steuart to report to Major General A[mbrose] P[owell] Hill, Commander 2nd Corps. Assigns Steuart to command of a brigade composed the 10th, 23rd, and 37th Virginia [Infantries], and 3rd North Carolina Reg[imen]t. By command of Gen[eral Robert Edward] Lee. Signed, "W. H. Taylor" A[ssistant] A[djutant] General.

Letter - CML-GHS.9

Brigadier General George H. Steuart to [Major General Edward Johnson], June 16, 1863 Physical Appearance: June 16, 1863 - Geo[rge] H[ume] Steuart, at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Steuart's Brigade, Johnson's Division, 2nd Corps Army [of] N[orthern] V[irgini]a, to Sir [Major General Edward Johnson] - Requests permission to purchase a small horse captured from the enemy. States the horse is too small to pull artillery or wagons. Signed, "Geo. H. Steuart" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l. <<<On reverse>> 2 Endorsements: 1) June 16, 1863 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Johnson's Div[ision] - Forwarded, approved. Notes that Steuart already 2 horses but needs another. Signed, "Ed Johnson" Maj[or] Gen[era]l. 2) June 18, 1863

LETTER, ORIGINAL - CML-WBT.3a-z

William Booth Taliaferro Papers: Correspondence, 1863 Physical Appearance: This folder of the William Booth Taliaferro Papers contains the following correspondence from 1863: a) January 1, 1863 - W[illia]m B[ooth] Taliaferro,, Br[igadier] Gen[eral] com[man]d[in]g, at Head Quarters Jackson's Div[ision], to Honorable James A. Seddon, Sec[retar]y of War, recommendation of Maj[or] H. P. Jones for promotion to Chief of Artillery in Jackson's Division. b) January 7, 1863 - W[illia]m B[ooth] Taliaferro, Brig[adier] Gen[era]l, com[man]d[in]g Division, at Head Quarters Jackson's Division, Camp near Morse Neck, [Virginia] to Honorable James A. Seddon, Sec[retar]y of War, recommends Lt. J[am

ORDERS, MILITARY - REL-153

General Order No. 9, April 10, 1865 Physical Appearance: A faded copy of General Orders, No. 9, dated April 10, 1865 on blue paper. Contains Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia. Text in this copy handwritten by H. H. Perry, who obtained Lee's signature at the bottom. 1 page. On reverse, note from Perry, The signature on the within last order to the Army of N. Va. Was made by Gen. Lee on the famous field of Appomattox at my request. Tears were in his eyes at the time he wrote his name. -Signed- H. H. Perry." Dimensions: [H]9.9375" [W]7.75"

ORDERS, MILITARY - REL-154

General Order No. 9, April 10, 1865 Physical Appearance: The document is a copy of General Orders No. 9, dated April 10, 1865, on manila paper. The orders contain Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia. This copy is signed by Lee. The document is also countersigned, City Point.

Image of Belt, Sword

Belt, Sword -

Belt of black leather with gold thread trim. Rectangular belt plate (a) of gilded brass with applied silver wreath and Army of Tennessee pattern Confederate battle flag.

Image of Coat, Frock

Coat, Frock -

Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 9 buttons in each row in groups of three, steel gray wool cloth with buff wool broadcloth piping, no facings, black wool and silk lining in body, unbleached cotton sheeting lining in sleeves, embroidered gold general's insignia backed in buff wool broadcloth on collar, gold sleeve braid, and Confederate staff buttons. The buttons have backmarks, "HT&B / MANCHESTER" and "EXTRA RICH."

Image of SWORD

SWORD -

French Pattern 1822 (Model 1860 U. S.) Officers Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches, decorated with a floral scroll at the distal ends of both branches, flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel, decorated with leaves along its forward edge; forward end of guard decorated with fan-shaped floral spray; wood grip with swell in the center covered in shagreen and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.5a) with two suspension rings and large drag.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Metal scabbard with two suspension rings and large drag. For sword (.5).

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OVERCOAT -

Uniform Overcoat: double-breasted with seven buttons in each row, cadet gray wool kersey with no facings or piping, red flannel lining in body and sleeves, and two slanted exterior pockets at waist. Confederate Staff buttons on the front with backmark, "W. DOWLER / SUPERIOR QUALITY." Cape cuff-size attachment buttons with backmarks, "W. DOWLER / SUPERIOR," "RIVET'D & / SOLDER'D," AND "EXTRA / RICH."

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 9 buttons in each row in groups of three, steel gray wool cloth with buff wool broadcloth piping, no facings, black wool and silk lining in body, unbleached cotton sheating lining in sleeves, embroidered gold general's insignia backed in buff wool broadcloth on collar, gold sleeve braid, and Federal staff buttons with backmark: "EXTRA / QUALITY."

Image of Coat, Frock

Coat, Frock -

Uniform frock coat: double breasted, 9 buttons in each row in groups of three, steel gray wool cloth with buff wool broadcloth piping, no facings, light brown wool and silk lining in body, unbleached cotton sheating lining in sleeves, embroidered gold general's insignia backed in buff wool broadcloth on collar, gold sleeve braid, Confederate staff buttons with backmark, "RIVET'D & SOLDER'D."

Image of SASH

SASH -

Sash of yellow silk with yellow twisted thread fringe tassels at each end.

Image of SWORD

SWORD -

Non-regulation Militia Officer's Sword; straight single edged blade, single broad fuller, etched with floral sprays and military trophies, first 1/3 of blade blued and gilded, engraved "P.D.L"; gilded brass hilt, guard cast with U.S. eagle, quillon terminates in an eagles head, baroque knuckle bow with lions head medallion; helmet pommel, mother of pearl grip. Leather scabbard (.39a) with brass mounts with frog stud.

Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with brass mounts with frog stud. For sword (.39).

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Revolver -

Colt Model 1860 Army revolver (believed type I), .44 Cal. 6 shot, 7.5" barrel, one piece walnut grip; fluted cylinder; serial number 2252. Inscribed on the backstrap: "To Gen. J. E. Johnston, U.S.A. from Col. Colt."