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Lee's General Order #9

Creator:
Donnelley Deeptone Offset
Location:
unknown place
Origin Date:
1950-1960
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 10 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1040
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This pamphlet features a reproduction of General Robert E. Lee's General Order #9 dated April 10, 1865, the day after he surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant. The order, addressed to the Army of Northern Virginia, is his farewell expressing his "unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your country" and dismissing the soldiers to return to their homes. The print is inserted inside on the left side of the pamphlet cover. Narrative text is printed in booklet form and stapled to the fold of the pamphlet. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum