William Farrar Smith papers, 1849-1903.


Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903. William Farrar Smith papers, 1849-1903.

William Farrar Smith papers, 1849-1903.

The William "Baldy" Smith papers are from Smith's military career particularly his service during the Civil War. There is military correspondence and official reports of troop activities. The bulk of the collection is made up of papers collected as the result of the writing of "From Chattanooga to Petersburg under Generals Grant and Butler: a Contribution to the History of the War, and a Personal Vindication," (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893). As part of Smith's research he solicited recollections from fellow soldiers about the battles thirty years after the war, and these are included in Smith's correspondence. Also included in his research are diaries of Nicholas Bowen and M.S. Lamprey. In 1883 Smith wrote an autobiography for his daughter which describes his Civil War experiences; it is included in this collection along with an appendix written in 1887. There is also biographical information about comrades, probably written by Smith, and notes about William Scott, the "sleeping sentinel."

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