March 09, 1864

Jewish Confederate Hero Alexander Hart, Grants Leave to Officers During a Brief Spring Lull in the Civil War

Document Signed
2 pages
SMC 1642
A veteran of numerous battles, Hart led his men at the Second Battle of Winchester, the Second Battle of Kernstown, at Smithfield Crossing, Strasburg, Monocacy, and Gettysburg. He was wounded at Antietam, captured at Opequon - and for this and more, the former store clerk was presented with a sword by the citizens of New Orleans, in recognition of his valor.
 
Here he directs, and signs off on, 30 day leaves for officers.
Autograph Document Signed (twice), as a major in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, 2 pages, quarto, Head Quarters Department of Henrico, Richmond, March 9, 1864; being Special Orders No. 54.
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