War Between the States

Signed by Acting Chief of Ordnance during the Gettysburg campaign!

8 1/2 x 10 1/2, two sided, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, turned over by Lt. John R. Edie, Ord. Off. A. of P., to Capt. R.A. Stanton, Ord. Off. Arty. Brig. , 3rd Corps, at Bealton Station, Va., on the 7th day of August 1863, in obedience to Order, Chief of Ordnance, A. of P.

For 3 inch Hotchkiss percussion shells, canister and packing.

I certify, That the above is a correct Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores turned over by me this 7 day of August 1863, to Capt. R.A. Stanton, O.O. Arty. Brig., 3 Corps.

Signed, Jno. R. Edie, Lt. of Ordnance.

John R. Edie, graduated in the West Point class of 1861 and subsequently served in the 2nd and 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiments. He was transferred to the 3rd U.S. Artillery, and then served as Acting Chief of Ordnance, Army of the Potomac, a position he held during the Gettysburg campaign. He received promotions to brevet captain and major for his gallant and meritorious service in the field during the Civil War. Very desirable Gettysburg related autograph.

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