Raynors HCA 2020-02
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War-date manuscript Confederate General's endorsed desertion document, 1p. 4to., endorsed by Major General WILLIAM SMITH (1797-1887) as colonel of the 49th Virginia; WILLIAM MAHONE (1826-1895) as brigadier general and Brig. Gen. ROBERT H. CHITON (1815-1879) as Robert E. Lee's aag., issued by Capt. William D. Moffett, Co. G, 49th Virginia Infantry, "near Richmond, Va.," in which he charges Pvt. Jones G. Wharten with desertion while persuading others to follow him, reading, in small part: "…Private Jones Wharten…did on or about the 30th day of May 1862 desert his company…and make his way to the enemy's lines to his home in Rappahannock Co., Va…[he] did not return until he was arrested…said Jones Whorten did persuade…Russell Settle and others to desert the service of the Confederate States…W. D. Moffett, Capt. & Comdg. Co. I." Signed and made official by Capt. William D. Moffett with the general's signatures all appearing in the endorsements. A finely signed Confederate general's document! Overall VG.
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Thrice Signed Confederate General's Document Condemning A Virginia Deserter

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