William Tennent (1837-1893) papers, 1853-1867.

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William Tennent (1837-1893) papers, 1853-1867.

Chiefly correspondence and documents re Tennent's education and Civil War career; letter, Mar. 1856, from William Tennent (1808-1863), to Maj. F[rancis] W[ithers] Capers, requesting an honorable discharge from Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina; letter, 1856, from his mother, re her disappointment in his decision and hoping he would change his mind. Appointment, 10 Jan. 1857, Citadel, Charleston, S.C., to Third Lieutenant; diploma and valedictory address, 1857, Citadel, as first honor graduate; appointment, 1859, Citadel, Charleston, S.C., Resident Graduate and instructor in Mathematics; membership, 23 Aug. 1859, Charleston, S.C., Washington Light Infantry; commission, 11 Jan. 1860, admittance to the S.C. Bar; letter, 2 Jan. 1861, from William M. Ramsey to Col. Walter Guwynn, Engineer, Fort Moultrie, S.C., recommending Tennent be appointed to Corp of Engineers. Appointment, 7 Jan. 1861, signed by William Elliott, naming W. Tennent (1837-1893), Engineer to Superintend Fortifications erected at entrance of North Edisto River, S.C.; letter, 23 Jan. 1861, from William Tennent (1808-1863), Parnassus, S.C., re his feelings of pride for his son and current events in Washington, D.C.; appointment, 28 Feb. 1864, First Lieutenant in the Confederate States Army, Corps of Engineers. Letter, 28 Feb. 1865, Mellgrove Plantation, Cooper River, S.C., from F.M. Moritell, re Moritell's taking possession of the Tennent family estate; letter, 5 Dec. 1864, Provost's Farm, St. Andrew's [Parish], S.C., to Col. J.J. Clarke and Maj. W[illiam] H[olding] Echols, re vulnerability to attack, fortifications, and use of slave labor to aid the war effort; report, 22 Dec. 1864, "Report of Reconnaissance made from mouth of Stono Creek and thence across the Country to Edisto River." Document, 17 Apr. 1867, issued by Benjamin F[aneuil] Dunkin, D[avid Lewis] Wardlaw, and John A. Ingles, admitting W. Tennent (1837-1893) to act as Solicitor in Equity in the Courts of Equity of South Carolina.

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Echols, William H., -1909

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Ramsey, William M., 1960-

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Tennent, William, 1808-1863

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Capers, Francis Withers, 1819-1892.

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Tennent, William, 1837-1893

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William Mackey Tennent was a lawyer and engineer, of Charleston, S.C.; officer, Confederate States Army; 1857 graduate of Citadel; son of William Tennent (1808-1863); great grandson of William Tennent III (1740-1777). From the description of William Tennent (1837-1893) papers, 1853-1867. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 42285530 ...

Guwynn, Walter.

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Tennent family.

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The Washington Light Infantry was formed as a body of "citizen soldiers" in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807 and incorporated in 1824. During the Civil War the Washington Light Infantry furnished Companies A and B of the 25th South Carolina Regiment (Hagood's Brigade, C.S.A.) and Co. A of the Hampton Legion Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. The Washington Light Infantry continued as a charitable association after the Civil War and in 1874 united with the Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club...

Elliott, William, 1788-1863

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