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Group of three items pertaining to a visit to General Lee's Headquarters by Captain Bushby, Commander of the English Blockade Runner Calypso. Includes: Partly-printed Document Signed, 2p. 6"x3", Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, January 28, 1863, and reads "Permission is granted Capt. Bushby to visit Genl. Lees Hd. Qrs. upon honor not to communicate in writing or verbally, for publication, any fact ascertained, which, if known to the enemy, might be injurious to the Confederate States of America. (Subject to the discretion of the military authorities.)" Signed by Provost Marshal Griswold, and initialed by Bushby. With oath on verso "I Capt. Bushby, do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will bear true faith and yield obedience to the Confederate States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against their enemies. Richmond, Jny. 28th, 1863" and sign "J. Wm Bushby". VG...plus; Partly-printed Document Signed, "D.H. Wood" as Capt. and Ass't Quartermaster, 1p. oblong octavo, Quartermaster's Department, C.S.A., Transportation Office, Richmond, Virginia, Jany 28, 1863, and reads "To the Superintendent of the R.T. & P Rail Road: Pleased to furnish transportation for (1) One Box for Gen. R.E. Lee by mail train on your Rail Road from Richmond to Hamilton's Crossing on official business." Capt. Bushby was evidently involved with the delivery of this item to Lee...plus; Confederate imprint, "General Orders No. 138", 1p. octavo, Hd. Qrs. Army of Northern Virginia, December 31, 1862, signed in type by R.E. Lee, Genl., being Lee's congratulatory order to his troops after their victory at Fredericksburg, it reads in part: "...The General commanding takes this occasion to express to his officers and soldiers of the army his high appreciation of the fortitude, valor and devotion displayed by them, which, under the blessing of Almighty God, have added the victory of Fredericksburg to the long list of their triumphs…" Apparently Robert E. Lee gave this order to Capt Bushby, who has annotated the verso with a brief description of conversation he had with Lee on February 1, 1863. Fine.
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Commander Bushby of the English Blockade Runner “Calypso” Meets with Gen. Robert E. Lee

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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $375.00
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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