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RODES, Robert Emmett (or Emmet) Rodes (1829-1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the first of Robert E. Lee's divisional commanders not trained at West Point. His division led Stonewall Jackson's devastating surprise attack at the Battle of Chancellorsville; Jackson, on his deathbed, promoted Rodes to major general. Rodes then served in the corps of Richard S. Ewell at the Battle of Gettysburg and in the Overland Campaign, before that corps was sent to the Shenandoah Valley under Jubal Early, where Rodes was killed at the Third Battle of Winchester. Early-war date Document Signed "R.E. Rodes Capt. W.G" 1pp. quarto, May 13, 1861, being a "Requisition of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores. For Captain Rodes Company of Volunteers 5th Regiment, now in the service of the State of Alabama." Includes 40 smooth bored muskets 1842. Fine condition. One of the last documents signed by Rodes as captain as of the "Warrior Guards' on May 5th, 1861, he was elected colonel of the 5th Alabama Infantry and was commissioned 6 weeks after this document was signed.
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General Robert E. Rodes War-Date Document Signed as Commander of the “Warrior Guards’, 5th Alabama Infantry

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Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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