Lot 460: Desirable document featuring an uncommon pair of Civil War-dated endorsement signatures, "W. J. Hardee, Lieut Genl" and "O. F. Strahl, Brig Genl, Comdg Div," penned on the reverse docketing panel of manuscript special orders, one page, 8 x 10, March 28, 1864. Hardee and Strahl sign to approve and forward Special Orders No. 107 and 108 issued from Strahl's Brigade, which concern assignments and promotions for various soldiers. In very good condition, with scattered creases, light soiling, and a bit of surface loss affecting the first couple lines of the orders. Hardee survived the war and is remembered for his writings on military tactics and strategy. Strahl, one of the Confederate Army's few Northern-born officers, was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin later in 1864.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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