Papers, 1863-1937.


Fairfax, John Walter, 1828-1908. Papers, 1863-1937.

Papers, 1863-1937.

This collection contains materials collected by John Walter Fairfax relating to the operations of Confederate troops under the command of James Longstreet (1821-1904). Items include letters, 1865, to Longstreet from Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) concerning the poor condition of Longstreet's troops, rumors of Union troop movements, and the recruitment of African American soldiers by the Confederacy; copies of Longstreet's official reports, 1863-1864, for the battles of Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; and a postwar letter, 1902, of John Walter Fairfax concerning Longstreet's reputation and his conduct at the battles of Chickamauga and the Wilderness.

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Fairfax, John Walter, 1828-1908. (person)

John Walter Fairfax served as Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General on the staff of Confederate General James Longstreet. From the description of Papers, 1863-1937. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 36966689 ...

Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 (person)

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

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