Thomas J. Goree papers, 1829-1896 (bulk 1857-1896).

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Goree, Thomas Jewett, 1835-1905. Thomas J. Goree papers, 1829-1896 (bulk 1857-1896).

Thomas J. Goree papers, 1829-1896 (bulk 1857-1896).

The collection consists of photographic copies and a bound typescript volume of correspondence of Thomas J. Goree. Goree's Civil War letters (1861-1864) are written from Longstreet's headquarters in Virginia and are addressed to friends and members of his family in Texas, including his mother, Sarah W. Goree, Robert D. Goree, Dr. P. W. Kittrell, and Mary Frances Kittrell. These letters describe General Longstreet's command, the battle of Manassas, railroad transportation, illnesses, the battle of Chickahominy, and actions of John Bell Hood in Tennessee. Post Civil War correspondence includes letters from Goree to James Longstreet and Edward Porter Alexander and letters received by Goree from James Longstreet, G. Moxley Sorrel, Edward Porter Alexander, and various family members. Correspondence (1866-1894) concerns military matters, persons, and events during various campaigns. Subjects covered include campaigns in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas, and actions and opinions of military figures including Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Ulysses S. Grant, G. Moxley Sorrel, George Armstrong Custer, and Edward Porter Alexander. Letters from James Longstreet request information supportive of Longstreet's position at Gettysburg and Appomattox. A copy of a diary kept by Goree (June 26-Aug. 6, 1865) describes a journey from Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to Talladega, Alabama, in the company of James Longstreet, Longstreet's son, Garland, and an African American servant. The collection includes an agreement (1829) for the hire of a slave in South Carolina, special and general orders (1861-1863), a commission (1862), newspaper clippings (1889-1890), and a receipt.

83 items.1 v. ; 22 x 28 cm.

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