Documented Relics From the Fall of Richmond & Appomattox Court House – Lt. Col. A. B. Laurence Certifies “A piece of the Confederate flag that flew over the Rebel Capitol” & “Confederate Note of the... Army of Virginia by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865”!!!
If you enjoy collecting “documented” artifacts … the type with period ink notes, here is the “ultimate” for your collection. Offered is truly a “museum quality” display. Framed on the left is a 8 ½ by 11 inch letter on imprinted “Office Chief Quarter Master 24th Army Corps”, “In the field, Va. May 5th, 1865, at Richmond, Va.”

The letter then certifies the piece of flag and the Confederate note. To the right of this document is a 3 x 6-inch piece of flag on which is printed “Richmond Capitol, Confederate Flag, April 1865”. Below the piece of flag, is a $10 Confederate note. Both the piece of flag and the $10 note have a grommet hole where they were attached to the letter.

These two relics were presented by Lawrence to the Loyal Legion in Philadelphia – in the upper left-hand corner: “Duplicate, Loyal Legion”. On the reverse of the document, Lawrence has again written out the title of his presentation… as if, for the Loyal Legion to file. Apparently, this piece was presented by Lawrence at a GAR “Camp Fire” in Castile, N.Y. on Sept. 2nd, 1904, and from there it went to the Loyal Legion collection. Since it was a duplicate it apparently was eventually sold or given away.

We personally know of at least 3 other “Lawrence” presentations. This one is by far the finest and provides the longest descriptions by him... truly a centerpiece for a museum or private collection.

#CG461 - Price $3,495