Letters, 1866-1868.


Letters, 1866-1868.

Letter (16 Sept. 1866, 3 p.) written to Maj. (George) William Brent relating to the Fort Pillow controversy, his plans to clear his name, and his protestations of President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies; and letter (16 Nov. 1868, 2 p.) written to C.A. White, relating to Forrest again defending his actions at Fort Pillow and attacking his accusers.

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Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877

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Army officer. From the description of Nathan Bedford Forrest letter, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450304 Planter, slave dealer, and Confederate Army officer; resident of Memphis (Shelby Co.), Tenn. From the description of Papers, 1862-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19562174 Confederate general; led cavalry forces during the battle of Fort Pillow, Tenn.; Confederate troops accused of slaughtering Union soldiers following th...

Brent, George William, 1821-1872

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Confederate states of America. Army

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The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

White, C. A., active 1868

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