Notes on the war of 1861-65 [manuscript], n.d.

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Gilmer, William Wirt, 1804-1879. Notes on the war of 1861-65 [manuscript], n.d.

Notes on the war of 1861-65 [manuscript], n.d.

The collection consists of transcripts of Gilmer' s notes on the Civil War Includes comments on Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, William W. Averell, Fitzhugh Lee, John C. Fremont, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Jefferson, whose ideas he believed led to the war. Many comments on the state of local agriculture during the war are included.

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