Papers, 1862-1881.

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Brent, George William. Papers, 1862-1881.

Papers, 1862-1881.

Official correspondence, reports, military dispatches, and orders. Papers concerning the affairs of the Georgia Railroad indicate improper use of government transportation by private individuals; other topics include the disorganization in Mississippi during the last months of the war, detailed accounts of subsistence stores, railroad equipment, troop movements, ordnance depots, and supplies, after Sherman's March. Includes an official report of the medical director, Division of the West. A letter from Leonidas Polk explains why he disobeyed orders at Chickamauga, and one from Simon B. Buckner discusses the organization of the Dept. of East Tennessee. Other correspondents include John F. Branch, Howell Cobb, B.D. Fry, Duff C. Green, E.H. Harris, and J.R. Waddy.

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Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914

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Simon Bolivar Buckner, governor of Kentucky during 1887-91, was born near Munfordville, Kentucky, in 1823, to Aytell Hartswell and Elizabeth Ann Buckner. He entered West Point in 1840 and saw active duty in the Mexican War after graduation. He later became head of Kentucky's state militia, then joined the Confederate Army as brigadier general at the start of the Civil War. After the war, Buckner was a journalist and businessman in New Orleans until he was allowed to return to Kentucky in 1868. I...

Fry, Birkett Davenport, 1822-1891,

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Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864

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Bishop in the Protestant Episcopal Church and Confederate general. From the description of Letter to Mrs. Banger, n.y. October 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 68116515 Polk, an Episcopal bishop, served as a major general in the Confederate army until he was killed by a cannon shot at Pine Mountain, Georgia, June 14, 1864. From the description of Letter, November 28, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 650825874 ...

Brent, George William.

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Confederate army officer, assistant adjutant general of the Military District of the West, stationed in Augusta, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1862-1881. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19308712 ...

Confederate states of America. Army

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The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

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Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer, politician, Civil War officer and Confederate Government official, born in Jefferson County, Georgia. From the description of Howell Cobb family papers, 1824-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478298 Howell Cobb (1815-1868) was born September 7, 1815. He attended the University of Georgia and married Mary Ann Lamar soon after. He was admitted to the bar in 1836. In 1842 he began his political career in the Georgia Congress, followed by hi...

Waddy, J. R.

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Harris, E.H.M.

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Georgia Railroad

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Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of East Tennessee.

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Branch, John F.

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Green, Duff C.

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