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A good war-date Confederate "true copy" of orders from the first two Confederate Secretaries of War, Judah P. Benjamin and George W. Randolph, 2pp. 4to., authorizing the formation and arming of a "Mounted Company for Independent Service" that became Company K , 1st Confederate States Regular Cavalry commanded by Capt. J. S. Tyner, reading, in part: "[War dept., Richmond, Dec. 14, 1861, Brig. Genl. Lloyd Tilghman Comdg. Defenses]…I have given authority to Capt. Bradshaw…to organize a mounted company for Independent service. As soon…as Capt. Bradshaw presents such company, (consisting as required by law…not less than sixty privates.) You are directed to have it mustered into service for the war…it is understood that this company is not to be here after attached to any Battalion or Regiment, but shall be employed on Independent Service…J. P. Benjamin, Sec. of War…[Exchange Hotel, Aug. 25, 1862]…it is our desire to have Capt. Bradshaw's authority extended. Our companies are in camps complete…Bradshaw's authority was from former Sec. of War Hon. J. P. Benjamin. My authority from Col. J. P. Murray. Since giving me authority, Col. Murray has accepted the command of a regiment of regular cavalry. We would be very thankful for good arms and would be glad to take them back with me together with equipment. I am anxious to return and await your reply…J. S. Tyner. The comdg. General of the department authorized…a squadron of these two companies; and to make a requisition…for the necessary arms…G. W. Randolph, Sec. of War…this is a correct copy J. S. Tyner, Capt...". The 1st Confederate Cavalry became one of the South's best fighting forces. The unit was assigned General Wharton's, Col. W. B. Wade's, then to General Humes' and W. W. Allen's brigade, Army of the Tennessee. One of Wheeler's best cavalry commands, it fought at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga before being actively involved in the Atlanta campaign and then the defense of Savannah during Sherman's campaign through the Carolinas in '65. Minor margin tones, else VG.
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Secretary of War Judah Benjamin Authorizes The Formation of One of Joseph Wheeler’s Best Cavalry Commands

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Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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