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

March 9, 1864

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Jewish Confederate Hero Alexander Hart Grants Leave to Officers During a Brief Lull in the Civil War
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      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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      Head Quarters Department of Henrico,
      Richmond, March 9th 1864

      EXTRACT.

      SPECIAL ORDERS,}
      No. 54.}

      II  Leaves of absence for the time amended to their respective names are granted the following named Officers

      MAJOR ALEX HART P.A.C.S.

      Thirty 30 Days.


      By order of Brig. Gen. John H. Winder, Comd'g Dept.

      MAJOR ALEX HART
      RICHMOND 

      J.W. Pegram
      A. A. General.

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      Relieved from duty
      this day (Mar 12 1864)

      J.W. Pegram
      A.A.G.

      Mch 22 1864
      5 days
      Exd  JCS
      for [...]