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CLEBURNE, Patrick Ronayne (1828-1864) was an Irish and later American soldier, best known for his service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, where he rose to the rank of major general. Cleburne was killed during an ill-conceived assault (which he opposed) on Union fortifications at the Battle of Franklin, just south of Nashville, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864. He was last seen advancing on foot toward the Union line with his sword raised, after his horse was shot out from under him. When Confederates found his body, he had been picked clean of any valuable items, including his sword, boots and pocket watch. HARDEE, William Joseph (1815-1873) was a career U.S. Army and Confederate States Army officer. For the U.S. Army, he served in the Second Seminole War and in the Mexican-American War, where he was captured and exchanged. In the American Civil War, he sided with the South and became a general. Hardee served in the Western Theater and quarreled sharply with two of his commanding officers, Braxton Bragg and John Bell Hood. He served in the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and the Carolinas Campaign of 1865, where he surrendered with General Joseph E. Johnston to William Tecumseh Sherman in April. Hardee's writings about military tactics were widely used on both sides in the conflict. MERCER, Hugh Weedon (1808-1877) was an officer in the United States Army and then a Confederate general during the American Civil War. War-date Confederate general Autograph Endorsements Signed by Patrick Cleburne, William J. Hardee and Hugh W. Mercer, on integral leaf of Autograph Letter Signed by Captain Charles White, 63rd Georgia Infantry, July 17, 1864, addressed to Major Allen commanding his regiment, and reads in part: "...I have the honor to state that on the 26th of June, Col. Gordon approved and strongly endorsed my application for leave of absence for 30 days...I respectfully ask again for leave of absence for thirty days that I may be allowed to return to Savannah, and close up my unfinished business of my former position as Act. Brig Qr. Mr. of Colston's Brigade, assuring you, that it is with great reluctance that I am compelled to make this second application..." This application is approved by General Mercer but denied by Generals Cleburn and Hardee. Very good condition. 63rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry organized at Savannah, Georgia, in December, 1862, using the 13th Georgia Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. With more than 1,100 officers and men, the unit was assigned to the Departments of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It served as infantry and heavy artillery at Thunderbolt and Rosedew Island, and Companies B and K were engaged at Battery Wagner near Charleston. Later the regiment was placed in General Mercer's and J a Smith's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. Now serving as infantry, it participated in the Atlanta Campaign, July 20 to September 1, this unit reported 10 killed, 61 wounded, and 39 missing and in December, 1864, totaled 143 effectives. Very few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
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Document Signed by CSA Generals Cleburne, Hardee, Mercer Days Before the Battle of Atlanta

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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,875.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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