Lot 432: Confederate officer (1816–1871) who became one of the few officers ever to receive an on-the-field promotion to general by President Jefferson Davis. Civil War–dated manuscript DS, one page, 7.75 x 10, December 13, 1862. Elzey's General Orders No. 1, issued from Richmond. In part: "The undersigned assumes command of the Richmond Defences and of such other portions of Major General G. W. Smith's command…Captain John W. Riely and Captain Garnett Andrews are announced as Assistant Adjutants General." In fine condition, with expected document wear.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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