James Chesnut letter book, 1864-1865.

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Chesnut, James, 1815-1885. James Chesnut letter book, 1864-1865.

James Chesnut letter book, 1864-1865.

The collection consists of one bound volume used as a copy book by aides of General Chesnut during the time he served as commander of the reserves in South Carolina. There are copies of 528 letters written by James Chesnut and his aides Edward H. Barnwell and Isaac Hayne between May 26, 1864 and April 25, 1865. They concern the organization and duties of the reserve forces, including guarding prisoners. Troop movements and the invasion of South Carolina are also discussed.

1 bound v. (BV)1 microfilm reel.

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