Papers, 1861.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1861.

Papers, 1861.

This collection contains materials, 1861, related to Robert Edward Lee's service in western Virginia (now W. Va.) as coordinator of the Confederate Army of the Kanawha and the Army of the Northwest. The bulk of the papers consists of Lee's official correspondence concerning logistics, Union and Confederate troop movements, and the Battle of Cheat Mountain, Va. (now W. Va.). Other items in the collection include handrawn maps of West Virginia; special orders regarding the two Southern armies; and official correspondence of John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863), commander of the Army of the Kanawha, and William Wing Loring (1818-1886), commander of the Army of the Northwest. Correspondents in the papers include Samuel Read Anderson (1804-1883), Samuel Cooper (1798-1876), and Henry Alexander Wise (1806-1876).

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Confederate States of America. Army of the Northwest (corporateBody)

Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886 (person)

Florida legislator and Confederate brigadier general. From the description of Papers, 1861-1862. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903019 Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on December 4, 1818. Member of the Florida legislature. Member of the Mount Rifles, 1846-1848. Colonel in U. S. Army 1856-1861. Resigned from U. S. Army in 1861. Commanded First Division Department of Norfolk, Confederate States of America, 1862, and the Department of Southwestern Virginia...

Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876 (person)

American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...

Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876 (person)

Army officer. From the description of Orders of Samuel Cooper, 1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449910 Native of New Jersey, adjutant general in the U.S. Army, and adjutant general and inspector general in the Confederate Army. From the description of Samuel Cooper papers, 1775-1893 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24201832 Samuel Cooper was a native of New Jersey, adjutant general in the United States Army, and adjutant general and inspector gene...

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 ...

Anderson, Samuel Read, 1804-1883. (person)

Confederate States of America. Army of the Kanawha (corporateBody)

Confederate states of America. Army (corporateBody)

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...

Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863 (person)

John Swank, a native of Augusta County, Va., settled near Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Va., where he lived until his death just before the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and is buried at St. John's [Lutheran Church, Rockingham County.]. From the description of Land grant, 1849 March 31, to John Swank. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 15347747 Biographical note: Politician; John Buchanan Floyd was Governor of Virgi...