Letter, 1863 July 4.


Fonda, Ten Eyck Hilton, 1838-1913. Letter, 1863 July 4.

Letter, 1863 July 4.

Letter documenting Fonda's midnight ride to deliver Secretary of War Edwin Stanton message to General George Meade of the Union Army warning him of the advancing Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee toward Gettysburg and commanding Meade to assume the offensive.

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Fonda, Ten Eyck Hilton, 1838-1913

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Ten Eyck Fonda served as a telegrapher for the United States Military Telegraph Service. All the letters were written while the writer was serving as a telegrapher, and it is likely that they were addressed to the Fonda home in the Mohawk Valley, Montgomery County, New York. The letters range in date from July 12, 1861 to June 14, 1863. From the description of The Ten Eyck Fonda collection of Civil War letters, 1861-1863. (State University of New York, Binghamton University Libraries...

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

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Meade was a US Army officer, most noted for his route of Gen. Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863 during the U.S. Civil War. From the description of [Document and photograph] / Geo. M. Meade. [1863] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 287187126 ...