The following year, General Rice was mortally wounded during the Battle of Spottsylvania, dying on the Battlefield while in command of the 2nd Brigade His dying words were "Turn me over that I may die with my face to the enemy". An Original Civil War general order, written in ink, issued at HQ 2nd Brigade, October 15, 1863 by General Rice commending his men for the admirable manner in which the Brigade, despite many of them being new recruits, endured the hard march including a forced march of 38 miles, recalling Napoleon's maxim re the importance of enduring such marches. 1p 8 x 5 ink. Age stains, edge wear, and folds, Overall Vg. Thus appears to have been carried in a soldier's pocket and then mailed.
Comes w service info for General Rice. NOTE: Any repair to a paper item is listed. I use only museum curator approved archival repair tape. All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.