Scrapbook of Col. William Norris, Signal Corps, C.S.A. [manuscript] 1846-1900.


Norris, William, Col., fl. 1861-1865. Scrapbook of Col. William Norris, Signal Corps, C.S.A. [manuscript] 1846-1900.

Scrapbook of Col. William Norris, Signal Corps, C.S.A. [manuscript] 1846-1900.

Correspondence with his sons, Richard Norris and Jefferson Davis Norris, 1884-1896; correspondence with Philip G.T. Beauregard, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Jefferson Davis, Thomas Catesby Jones. Clippings and photographs. Letter, 1862 June 26, Robert E. Lee to John Bankhead Magruder, concerns orders him to "hold your trenches, at the point of the bayonet tonight if necessary If we reach the New Bridge I will let you know. Keep a watch for our signal at that place."

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