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STUART, James Ewell Brown "Jeb" (1833-1864) was a United States Army officer from Virginia who became a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was known to his friends as "Jeb", from the initials of his given names. Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. While he cultivated a cavalier image (red-lined gray cape, yellow sash, hat cocked to the side with an ostrich plume, red flower in his lapel, often sporting cologne), his serious work made him the trusted eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee's army and inspired Southern morale. War-date Confederate soldier Autograph Letter Signed "Henry B. Richard Co. G, 9th Virginia Cavalry, 1pp. folio, Camp at Orange Court House, May 11, 1863, addressed to General Fitzhugh Lee, and reads in part: "As I am a citizen of Missouri and at present a refugee from my home and state. I am very anxious to return to the west and assist in the redemption of my state. I served under Genl Sterling Price during the whole of his campaign in Missouri (in 1861) first as a private and afterwards with a commission which I only resigned when our forces evacuated the state. I then came to Virginia...I therefore most respectfully ask your consent and approval, to my being transferred to the Missouri forces west of the Mississippi River...." With Endorsement Signed on verso "JEB Stuart" as Major General who approves the transfer. Also endorsed by General Fitzhugh Lee twice, General Richard Lee Turberville Beale, Colonel Walter Taylor and Major H.B. McClellan. Fine condition.
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Missiouri Soldier Begs to be Transferred Back West and His Request is Granted and Signed by Generals JEB Stuart, Fitzhugh Lee and Richard Beale

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Minimum Bid: $7,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $9,687.50
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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