Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881

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Member of the S.C. General Assembly (1848-1851); lieutenant colonel in Confederate Army; mustered troops in Charleston, S.C. (Nov. 1861 through Jan. 1862); commander of prison camp in Columbia, S.C. (Feb.-Mar. 1862); conscription officer for South Carolina (Apr. 1862-July 1863) in Columbia, S.C.

From the description of Letter, 1862 Feb. 20, Columbia, S.C., to Robert E. Lee. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 37787271

Confederate general; South Carolina representative and senator; resident of Columbia, S.C.; became Brigadier General on 10 June 1864; worked as Supt. of the Bureau of Conscription in Richmond from 30 July 1863 to its discontinuance.

From the description of John S. Preston papers, 1854-1936. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 38195228

Preston became Brigadier General on 10 June 1864; also worked as Supt. of the Bureau of Conscription in Richmond from 30 July 1863 to its discontinuance.

From the description of John S. Preston correspondence, 1855-1866. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 643121386

Patrons; South Carolina.

From the description of Preston family letters, 1836-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565740

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creatorOf Overall, John Wilford, 1823-1899. Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. John S. Preston, Chief, Bureau of Conscription, 1864 Mar. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. Preston family letters, 1836-1927. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library
creatorOf Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Samuel McGowan, 1863 Feb. 18. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Beirne, Oliver, fl. 1860-1896. Oliver Beirne papers, 1860-1896 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Survivors' Association of the State of South Carolina. Survivors' Association of the State of South Carolina records, 1861-1878. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn King's Mountain Centennial Association. King's Mountain Centennial Association records, 1880-1910. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Samuel McGowan, 1863 Feb. 18. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Coal & Barre. To Coale & Barre, for subscription to the Abingdon Virginian. Appalachian State University, ASU
referencedIn Sparkman, Frazer,. Records, 1861-1865. Auburn University.
creatorOf Maupin, S. (Socrates), 1808-1871. Papers of Socrates Maupin [manuscript] 1853-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. John S. Preston correspondence, 1855-1866. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Gilland, Nell Flinn. Hiram Powers vertical file, 1939 Mar. 1 - 1941 Apr. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Civil War era letters, 1861, 1862, 1864. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Hampton family. Hampton family papers, 1773-1974. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Davie, Preston, 1881-1967. Papers, 1750-1967 (bulk 1924-1966). Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. Letter, 1862 Feb. 20, Columbia, S.C., to Robert E. Lee. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. John S. Preston papers, 1854-1936. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Wallace, Andrew, 1783-1862. Andrew Wallace papers, 1807-1876. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
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associatedWith Beirne, Oliver, fl. 1860-1896. person
associatedWith Butler-Gunsaulus Collection (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Davie, Preston, 1881-1967. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith De Saussure, W. F. (William Ford), 1792-1870. person
associatedWith Hampton family. family
associatedWith Jenkins, John, 1824-1905. person
correspondedWith King's Mountain Centennial Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
correspondedWith Manning, John L. (John Lawrence), 1816-1889 person
associatedWith Maupin, S. (Socrates), 1808-1871. person
associatedWith McGowan, Samuel, 1819-1897. person
associatedWith Overall, John Wilford, 1823-1899. person
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. person
associatedWith Preston, John, 1836-1880. person
associatedWith Raphael, 1483-1520. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
correspondedWith Simons, James, 1813-1879 person
associatedWith Society of the Cincinnati in the State of South Carolina corporateBody
associatedWith Sparkman, Frazer, person
associatedWith Survivors' Association of the State of South Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Convention (1861 : Richmond) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wallace, Andrew, 1783-1862. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
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Birth 1809-04-20

Death 1881-05-01

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