Papers of James Peter Williams [manuscript], 1854-1889.

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Williams, James Peter, 1844-1893. Papers of James Peter Williams [manuscript], 1854-1889.

Papers of James Peter Williams [manuscript], 1854-1889.

Include personal and business correspondence, 1854-1889, work reports, water contracts and water rent accounts, minutes of the board of directors, bills, receipts, accounts, freight notices and rates, insurance policies, ledgers, and letterbooks relating to general business, building of canal trade, James River and Kanawha Canal Company, competition with railroads, and family affairs. Also include papers of Buchanan and Clifton Forge Railroad and the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad. Correspondents include Charles S. Carrington, John W. Johnston, Edward Dillon, Thomas Ellett, William P. Munford, Henry Chester Parsons, and members of the Williams family. Also include correspondence, 1861-1865, of James Peter Williams with members of the Williams family concerning artillery and fortifications near Yorktown, Va., the burning of Hampton, Va. (1861), John Bankhead Magruder, winter quarters, war news, the Battle of Seven Pines, generals Jackson, Lee, Meade, Grant, and Bragg, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (1862), tearing up roads and railroad tracks, the battles of Fredericksburg, Va. (1862) and Chancellorsville, and deaths of relatives. Topics also include the Richmond Howitzers, the Gettysburg Campaign and battle, the Battle of Second Winchester (1863), clothing, a mess cook recalled by his owner, the Mine Run campaign, picket duty, speculation on troop movements, the Seige of Petersburg, and family affairs.

700 (ca.) items.

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