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Name Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865

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ORDERS, MILITARY --GENERAL ORDERS - FIC2015.00265

General Orders No. 9, April 10, 1865--reproduction, ca. 1960 Physical Appearance: The document has a handwritten appearance hand-written copy of General Orders No. 9, dated April 10, 1865, on blue paper. The orders contain Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia.

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ORDERS, MILITARY --GENERAL ORDERS - REL-152

General Order No. 9, April 10, 1865 Physical Appearance: The document is a hand-written copy of General Orders No. 9, dated April 10, 1865, on blue paper. The orders contain Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia. The document is signed by Lee. (See "Official Report," XLVI, pt. 3, 744; Dowdey & Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee, 934-935; Freeman, "R. E. Lee, Vol. 4, 154-155.) Dimensions: [H] __[W]8" __[D] __[Dia] __[L]14"

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.

SPEECH - REL-349

"The Confederacy and the Transvall: A People's Obligation to Robert E. Lee" A paper read before the American Antiquarian Society at its Annual Meeting in Worchester Massachusetts, Wednesday, October 30th, 1901 Physical Appearance: Charles Francis Adams delivered the following address, "Lee and Appomattox," in Massachusetts in 1901. This copy of the speech was sent to Isabel Maury and the Confederate Memorial Literary Society.

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Fragment -

Pattern: N/A, flag fragment; red wool bunting. Believed portion of Army of Northern Virginia flag. Stars: None. Border: None. Attachment: None. Unit Designation: "4th GA", in white paint. Battle Honors: None.

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Fragment -

Piece of tree bark.

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Pin -

Confederate brass staff buttons attached to a brass bar pin; no backmarks.

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Pin -

Confederate brass staff buttons attached to a brass bar pin; no backmarks.

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RIFLE MUSKET -

Three-band Barnett Enfield pattern rifle musket, marked "Barnett/London" on the lock and "PV" with a crown on the breech.

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FLAG -

Pattern: Second National flag; wool and cotton. Written on the hoist edge in ink, very faded, "Louisiana Guard Battery / 19th a.c. Wm. C. Ahern" Stars: Thirteen white cotton, 5-pointed. Border: 3/8" white cotton tape on top and bottom edges; 1 3/8" canvas hoist edge. Attachment: Eyelets. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.

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Jacket, Shell -

Single breasted, 9 button front, cadet gray wool cloth with red wool broadcloth facings and piping, dark green wool and silk lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; gold braid captain's collar insignia, gold sleeve braid, Maryland state buttons with backmarks: "SCOVILL MF'G. CO./WATERBURY" and "CANFIELD BRO & CO./BAL."

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool broadcloth with yellow wool broadcloth piping, no facings, dark green wool and silk lining in body, white cotton sheeting lining in sleeves; gold braid captain's collar insignia backed with yellow wool broadcloth, gold sleeve braid, Confederate staff buttons with backmark: "HT&B/MANCHESTER."

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Coat, Frock -

Uniform Frock coat: double breasted, 7 buttons in each row, cadet gray wool broadcloth with buff wool broadcloth piping, no facings, brown cotton twill lining in the body and sleeves, embroidered gold major's collar insignia edged in buff, gold sleeve braid, and Old English "E" buttons with backmarks, "W. DOWLERS / SUPERIOR QUALITY" and "W. DOWLERS / SUPERIOR."

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SASH -

Sash of red silk mesh with tassel ends.

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Fragment -

This is a piece of wood in a white paper envelope on which is written the donor history.

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SWORD -

Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with leaves; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Leather scabbard (.194a) with brass mounts; throat and drag missing.

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Scabbard, Sword -

Leather scabbard with brass mounts; throat and drag missing. For sword (.194).

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Fragment -

Pattern: Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; fragment remaining; wool, cotton. Stars: One remaining (of believed original 13); white cotton, 5-pointed. Border: 1 1/2 inches white wool originally on 3 sides. Attachment: Eyelets. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None. Stitching: Star is hand-stitched, rest of flag is machine-stitched.

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FLAG -

Pattern: Postwar Army of Northern Virginia battle flag; wool, cotton. Stars: Thirteen 5-pointed; center star is gold, all others are white. Border: None. Attachment: Eyelets. Unit Designation: None. Battle Honors: None.