Brown-Ewell papers, 1852-1883.


Brown, Campbell, 1840-1893. Brown-Ewell papers, 1852-1883.

Brown-Ewell papers, 1852-1883.

Primarily correspondence of Thomas T. Gantt to his cousin, Lizinka Campbell Brown Ewell, 1852-1877, and to her son, Campbell Brown, 1883. Also includes Civil War reports of Gen. Richard S. Ewell; military reminiscences of Major Campbell Brown; Civil War correspondence to both Brown and Ewell from Jefferson Davis, Isham G. Harris, Stonewall Jackson, C.T. Johnson, Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, and Charles Marshall; and a map of the Bull Run battlefield (1861) made from surveys by Gen. Beauregard's staff. The Gantt letters cover such topics as abolition, slave insurrections, politics, Fanny Kemble and her readings on Shakespeare, Mrs. Brown's wealth and its effects on her children, ideas on marriage and the education of women, comments about Judge John Catron, and many other subjects.

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Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872 (person)

Lieutenant-general, Confederate Army, during Civil War. From the description of Letter : Richmond, Va., to Hugh [W.] Sheffey, 1865 March 14. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30366216 U.S. and Confederate Army officer. From the description of Richard Stoddert Ewell papers, 1838-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063194 Benjamin Stoddert Ewell was born in Georgetown, D. C., 10 June 1810, the son of Thomas Ewell and Elizabeth ...

Ewell, Lizinka Campbell Brown, 1820-1872. (person)

Harris, Isham G. (Isham Green), 1818-1897 (person)

Governor of Tennessee, United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to President Hayes, 1877 Oct. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270506120 Isham Green Harris (1818-1897) was a state legislator and governor of Tennessee. During the Civil War, he was a voluntary member of the staffs of A. S. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, and J. E. Johnston. From the guide to the Isham G. Harris Letter, ., 22 August 1863, (University of North C...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (person)

Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Johnson, C. T. (person)

Brown, Campbell, 1840-1893 (person)

Major, Confederate Army; staff officer of Gen. Richard Ewell; son of Lizinka Campbell Brown Ewell. From the description of Brown-Ewell papers : addition, 1803-1919, bulk 1865-1872. (Tennessee State Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 35133507 From the description of Brown-Ewell papers, 1852-1883. (Tennessee State Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 35133451 Campbell Brown was a Confederate Army officer. From the guide to the Campbell Br...

Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 (person)

Confederate general. From the description of Letter (copy), 1861 Sept. 11 : Manassas, Va., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489351 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma [Alabama], to Colonel Blanton Duncan, 1867 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489683 From the description of Letter, October 9, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443082432 Benjamin Stoddert E...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

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 ...

Marshall, Charles, 1830-1902 (person)

Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 (person)

Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) was a Confederate Army officer from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the guide to the Stonewall Jackson papers, 1855-1906, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Confederate general. From the description of Stonewall Jackson papers, 1842-1898 (bulk 1861-1862) [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 23186323 Confederate Army officer, from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the de...

Catron, John, approximately 1786-1865 (person)

Catron was the first chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court (1831-1834), and was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1837. Sarah Grier Beck was the daughter of Robert Cooper Grier, a justice of the Supreme Court. From the description of Letters, 1853, 1864. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234342884 ...

Gantt, Thomas T. (Thomas Tasker), 1814-1889 (person)

Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 (person)

Actress and author. Full name: Frances Anne Kemble. Married name: Frances Anne Butler. From the description of Fanny Kemble papers, 1829-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79162205 Frances Anne (Fanny) Kemble (1809-1893) was a British actress & writer; she was the daughter of Charles Kemble and Maria Theresa (DeCamp) Kemble. From the description of Letter by Fanny Kemble to [Mr. Heath?], ca. 1854? (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens...