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CONFEDERATE CAVALRY GENERALS Rare pair of A.E.S.'s of Confederate brigadier generals of cavalry on the verso of a letter, 1p. 4to., "Cav'y Camp 9th Va. Regt", May 21, 1863, in which Pvt. H. B. Richards writes Gen. William H. F. Lee requesting a transfer from the cavalry to a position in the "Missouri Line". On verso appears an A.E.S. of Brig. General RICHARD L. T. BEALE (1819-1893) who writes: "Hd. Qrs. 9th Regt. May 24 1863 Private H. B. Richards Applies for transfer respectfully forwarded R. L. T. Beale Col." followed by an A.E.S. of Brig. General W. H. F. LEE (1837-1891) who writes: "Hd. Qrs. Lee's Cav. Brig. 1st June 63 Appvd & respy forwd W. H. F. Lee Brig. Gen.". Beale had also penned a lengthy A.E.S. elsewhere on the document but it has been stricken. Lee's signature is a bit light, else very good.
Estimate $ 500-600

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