Elizabeth Pendleton Coles papers, 1791-1889.


Coles, Elizabeth Pendleton. Elizabeth Pendleton Coles papers, 1791-1889.

Elizabeth Pendleton Coles papers, 1791-1889.

Letters to Elizabeth Pendleton Coles from her father, Edmund Pendleton (1823-1899), when he was a Confederate officer in Virginia and a lawyer at Buchanan, Va., noting his military activities and giving her advice about her education when she was a student, apparently at Salem Female Academy in Salem, N.C.; a letter, 1791, to Harry Innes (1752-1816), member of the first Kentucky constitutional convention, from Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803), Virginia Revolutionary leader and jurist, discussing the organization of the government of Virginia; a manuscript draft of a statement (2 p.) by General Robert E. Lee, 1869, to officials and citizens of Baltimore endorsing the project of a Shenandoah Valley Railroad; an album of pictures of Pendleton family members and house interiors; pages with family data from Bibles of members of the family of Walter Coles (1772-1854) of Albemarle County, Va.; and other items.

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Salem Academy and College (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

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Coles, Elizabeth Pendleton.

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Elizabeth Pendleton Coles was the daughter of Edmund Pendleton (1823-1899), member of the first graduating class at the Virginia Military Institute, 1842; lawyer in Botetourt County, Va., Cincinnati, Ohio, and New Orleans, La., before the Civil War; colonel of the 15th Louisiana Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia; lawyer in Buchanan and Lexington, Va., after the war; and member of the Virginia state legislature, 1869. She was the second wife of Walter Coles, whom she married in 1972. Thei...

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Pendleton, Edmund Cyrus, 1815-1894

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Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803

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Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) was born in Caroline County, Virginia, and died in Richmond. He was a statesman and member of the Continental Congress of 1774. The recipient of this letter, Francis Preston (1765-1835), was the son of William Preston, who accompanied Washington on several exploring expeditions in the West. Francis studied law under George Wythe, and practiced in Montgomery, Washington, and other counties. He was a friend of Madison, Monroe, Jefferson, and Chief Justice Marshall. He ...

Innes, Harry, 1752-1816

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Harry Innes was involved, at the time this letter was written, in what is now termed the Spanish Conspiracy. The conspiracy involved Kentucky petitioning to become an independent state and then entering into an alliance with Spain. This would be benificial to Kentucky economically while protecting Spain's valuable colony, Mexico. This alliance plan failed after the defeat of the Jay-Gardoqui Treaty. The treaty would have forbidden United States navigation of the Mississippi River for twenty-five...

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...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Coles, Walter, 1772-1854.

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Pendleton family

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