ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 209

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Item Code: 648-69

Dated “Head Qrs Dept Northern Va / Oct. 4th 1862”.  1 page, in ink, measuring 10 x 7.5”. Signed  “By order of R.E. Lee/ A.P. Mason, A.A.G.”  Exhibits fold-marks and light soiling. Else VG.

Text:  “Special Orders No. 209 / The necessity of the service requires the immediate reorganization of the Artillery of the Army. The combination of the Companies hereafter named is to be considered temporary and subject to the order of the Secretary of War. Their selection has been made entirely with a view to the efficiency of the Artillery and implies no degradation of the batteries thus combined. Many of the Batteries have served with distinction and their enfeebled condition is attributable to the dangers and hardships they have encountered. Whenever circumstances will permit the Batteries will be again restored / XI The officers of Capt. Rogers’ Battery Loudoun Artillery are relieved from duty with the Company. The men & horses will be assigned to Capt. Stribling’s Battery…”

This general order reflects ANV artillery re-organization in the wake of the Battle of Antietam. A superb ANV command collectible.   [jp]

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