Lot 409: Confederate general and US congressman (1832–1901) who earned the nickname 'Stonewall Jim' for his days as commander of the famed Stonewall Brigade. Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement, "Lieut Early's Brigade, Oct 9th 62, Discharge him, J. A. Walker, Col. Comdg., Brg," penned on the reverse docketing panel of a Confederate certificate of disability for discharge, one page, 8 x 9.25, September 26, 1862. The certificate discharges Elias Norris from service due to rheumatism that had prevented him from performing any duty for over five months. Also endorsed above Walker by John S. Hoffman, "Approved and respectfully forwarded, J. S. Hoffman, Col. Com. Regt." In very good condition, with intersecting folds, moderate soiling, chips to edges, Walker's endorsement a few shades light, and some spreading to ink in Hoffman's endorsement. Hoffman was a Confederate colonel (1821–1877) who served at Gettysburg and was severely wounded at Hatcher's Run in February 1865.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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