Confederate General James Kemper Document Signed


Lot of 2, including document signed by Virginia Governor James Kemper and a hand-drawn land survey map of land along Meadow Creek, near the Ingles Ferry area on the New River in southwest Virginia:Partially printed document, vellum, 12.75 x 16.5 in. Richmond, VA, Dec. 1, 1877. For three+ acres on Meadow Creek to James H. Simpkins. Signed by James L. Kemper, Governor. 

The map is on a 15.25 x 17.5 in. sheet and is a survey of two lots of land for James H. Simpkins, by W.J. Hall, Jan. 10, 1889. Overall good condition, with original seal, but some fading. Some toning, at least on the outer panels when folded. The survey map has some separations of its folds.

About: Lawyer and Confederate general (1823–1895) who was the youngest brigade commander and the only non-professional officer in the division that led Pickett’s Charge on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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