John Reznikoff Examines Robert E. Lee's Signed General Order No. 59

    In this 1:13 video clip filmed at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair in December 2012, John Reznikoff discusses Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Order No. 59 and examines a handwritten copy of the document signed with rank by Lee himself. Reznikoff explains how the order was issued in May 1863 at the high watermark of the Confederacy, after the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville and before Stonewall Jackson was killed by friendly fire.