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CSA General Robert E. Lee signed letter to Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens of South Carolina, dated January 3rd, 1862. In this one page (front and back) letter, Lee is responding to an earlier letter received from the Governor. Lee promises to compile a complete count of all active South Carolina state troops serving in the Confederacy for the governor. He also mentions tensions within the Junior Officer ranks of the SC artillery and his hopes for these tensions to quickly subside. Paper watermarked with E Pluribus Unum and the Union Shield. Letter has been authenticated as being a secretarial-written letter with authentic Robert E. Lee signature by historic document specialist Stuart Lutz, member, Appraisers Association of America. Authentication letter included with lot. 9 1/2" H x 7 3/4. Condition: Very good condition with some toning, minor foxing and browning to edges.