Item #39633 THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICERS HAVING BEEN APPOINTED BY SPECIAL ORDER NO. 148 CURRENT SERIES A 'BOARD OF SURVEY' TO APPRAISE THE VALUE OF THE PRIVATE HORSES ATTACHED TO THE H'D QRS A.N.VA, AFTER CAREFULLY EXAMINING THE FOLLOWING HORSES THE PROPERTY OF GENL. R.E. LEE DETERMINE THE PRESENT VALUE OF ONE GRAY HORSE TO BE $4600.00. . . SORREL 2800.00. Robert E. Lee.
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICERS HAVING BEEN APPOINTED BY SPECIAL ORDER NO. 148 CURRENT SERIES A 'BOARD OF SURVEY' TO APPRAISE THE VALUE OF THE PRIVATE HORSES ATTACHED TO THE H'D QRS A.N.VA, AFTER CAREFULLY EXAMINING THE FOLLOWING HORSES THE PROPERTY OF GENL. R.E. LEE DETERMINE THE PRESENT VALUE OF ONE GRAY HORSE TO BE $4600.00. . . SORREL 2800.00.

THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICERS HAVING BEEN APPOINTED BY SPECIAL ORDER NO. 148 CURRENT SERIES A 'BOARD OF SURVEY' TO APPRAISE THE VALUE OF THE PRIVATE HORSES ATTACHED TO THE H'D QRS A.N.VA, AFTER CAREFULLY EXAMINING THE FOLLOWING HORSES THE PROPERTY OF GENL. R.E. LEE DETERMINE THE PRESENT VALUE OF ONE GRAY HORSE TO BE $4600.00. . . SORREL 2800.00.

Near Petersburg, Va. August 10th, 1864. Single leaf, 8" x 10." Entirely in ink manuscript. Signed by the three appraisers, all Confederate officers. ANNOTATED BY LEE IN HIS HANDWRITING ON VERSO IN INK: "10 Aug '64. Board of Appraisement of horses attached to Hdqrs." Followed by contemporary pencil notation: "Confederate value of "Traveller" & "Lucy." Old horizontal folds and light wear. Very Good.

Traveller, of course, was Lee's horse. "In 1864, after the horse became truly famous, he was appraised at $4,600 Confederate" [online, "From War Horse To Saddle Horse." American Saddlebred Magazine, November/December 1998].
Lee's second most famous horse, "Lucy Long was a present to General Lee from General J.E.B. Stuart in 1862, when the former was conducting the Sharpsburg campaign. She was a low, easy moving, and quite sorrel mare. Continuing on...she was low, and easy to mount, and her gaits were easy. General Lee rode her quite constantly until toward the close of the war, when she was found to be in foal and sent to the rear" ['Robert E. Lee's Other Horse,' online in Keith Harris History; internal quotation marks omitted]. Item #39633

Price: $10,000.00

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