Recollections of the Civil War, 1861-66, 1884-1891.

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Levering, John, 1826-. Recollections of the Civil War, 1861-66, 1884-1891.

Recollections of the Civil War, 1861-66, 1884-1891.

Begin with the account of war work in Lafayette, Ind., his efforts as special agent to supply state troops with needed field equipment and his appointment as quartermaster and ordinance officer under Joseph Reynolds. Describe the Cheat Mountain campaign, an investigation for General Rosecrans of corruption in the western supply systems, the march to stop Morgan's third raid, Chickamauga, and the occupations of New Orleans, La., and Little Rock, Ark. Also describe his journey with Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent Egbert T. Smith to Indian territory to evaluate the situation of the Five Civilized tribes after the war. Conclude with discussion of the Union Army's potential and drawbacks, a sketch of Reynolds' life, more details about Cheat Mountain, and a discussion of the problems of the post war Indian territory. Of interest are descriptions of the death of John Augustine Washington, the Antietam battlefield, an inspection of Mississippi River fortifications, Mardi Gras and All Soul's Day in New Orleans, the reaction in Little Rock to Appomattox and Lincoln's assassination, and his comments on African-American and Cherokee troops, slaves of Cherokees, and the inhabitants of Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and the Indian territiory. Include copies of letters from Simon Cameron, Henry Halleck, Rutherford Hayes, Henry Smith Lane, Robert E. Lee, Godlove Orth, Joseph Reynolds, William Rosecrans, and William Sherman. Also contain copies of correspondence re the Cheat Mountain campaign collected by Levering for an 1889 address, including correspondence with William Henry Fitzhugh and Joseph Keifer.

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