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Calvary Volume, 1863
A gift to SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2007
Manuscript volume of orders, 16 February - 16 June 1863, augments the South Caroliniana Library's holdings of material relating to the 1st Regiment of South Carolina Cavalry, then a part of Wade Hampton's Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia. | Manuscripts Gifts 2007 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
This order book contains contemporary handwritten copies of orders received from Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, and Wade Hampton. These include: 16 February 1863, forbidding "the presence of citizens in the Camp or within the lines of the Army unless authorized" to "prevent Spies and improper persons from remaining in lines of the Army"; 10 May 1863, instructing all members of the Division staff to wear the "usual military badge of mourning for thirty days" due to the death of Maj. R. Channing Price (J.E.B. Stuart's aide-de-camp); 4 June 1863, instructing men that "it is their first duty, having captured prisoners, to search their person for papers of importance"; and 15 June 1863, praising the conduct of Hampton's Brigade during the "victory at Fleetwood" [Brandy Station] on 9 June 1863.