MARCH 1862 CONFEDERATE “[NO. 40.] SPECIAL REQUISTION” SIGNED BY TURNER ASHBY

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Dated “Winchester, Va., 7th of March 1862.” One page in ink pencil on pre-printed form, 7.75 x 9.5.” Exhibits fold-marks. Ink somewhat faded in spots, while remaining legible. Ashby’s signature clean and clear.

Requisition for “One set of wagon harness and one saddle for wagon horse, also one lead line, rendered by the following circumstances: Have a two horse wagon which has bee found too heavy for two horses and need the harness for a third horse.” Signed by Turner Ashby.

Received at Winchester the 7th of March 1862 of Cap.t Wm. Miller Quartermaster, C.S. Army, one set of wagon harness & one saddle and one lead line in full of the above requisition___Capt. ___2nd VA."

Brigadier General Turner Ashby was the brilliant and charismatic commander of Stonewall Jackson’s cavalry during the latter’s 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign . Killed in action, June 6th 1862.

Ashby wartime signatures are hard to come by. Superb Confederate collectible.  [jp] [ph:L]

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