William Farrar Smith correspondence, 1863-1899.

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Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903. William Farrar Smith correspondence, 1863-1899.

William Farrar Smith correspondence, 1863-1899.

ALS (1863 December 7; Chattanooga, [Tenn.]) from Smith to D.H. Mahan describing the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge and other Civil War campaigns in Georgia and Tennessee; and ALS (1899 March 28) from Smith to John Codman Ropes asking for a critique of an article by Smith. Subjects include Don Carlos Buell, William Buel Franklin, H.W. Halleck, George Brinton McClellan, and Edwin McMasters Stanton.

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McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885

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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was an American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician who served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), and later left the Army to work on railroads until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Early in the conflict, McClellan was appointed to the rank of major general and played an important role i...

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872

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Halleck was born on a farm in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, third child of 14 of Joseph Halleck, a lieutenant who served in the War of 1812, and Catherine Wager Halleck. Young Henry detested the thought of an agricultural life and ran away from home at an early age to be raised by an uncle, David Wager of Utica. He attended Hudson Academy and Union College, then the United States Military Academy. He became a favorite of military theorist Dennis Hart Mahan and was allowed to teach class...

Mahan, D. H. (Dennis Hart), 1802-1871

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Ropes, John Codman, 1836-1899

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John Codman Ropes (1836-1899), co-founded eminent Boston law firm, Ropes & Gray, in 1865, with John Chipman Gray. Co-author (with John Chipman Gray) of War Letters 1862-1865. Samuel Sidney McClure (1857-1949) editor, published McClure's Magazine in 1903, launched muckraking era. From the description of Letters to S.S. McClure, 1892 September 29, 1894 November 17, 1895 January 23, February 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 58750001 ...

Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898

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Don Carlos Buell was a Mexican War hero, and Civil War general who was the commander of the Union forces at the Battle of Perryville, KY. From the description of Letter, 31 March 1888. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763826 Union soldier, graduated West Point, 1841; served in Mexican War with distinction. Appointed brigadier general in 1861 and helped organize the Army of the Potomac; commanded the Army of the Ohio; resigned his commission 1864 after ...

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. ...

Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903

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Educated West Point, graduated 1843. Served in Mexican-American War, as Professor at West Point for three years and as an engineer until the outbreak of the Civil War. As a Union Army General, he saw action at Antietam and Fredericksburg. After the war he became manager of Colt Firearms. From the description of W. B. Franklin letter to Col. George E. Waring, Jr. [manuscript], 1870 Jul 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 225134864 Army officer. From t...

Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903

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American army officers. From the description of Letter signed for him by James J. Brady : New York, to Joseph Holt, 1865 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664862 Union army officer. From the description of William Farrar Smith correspondence, 1863-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980495 William Farrar Smith, also known as Baldy Smith, was born in St. Albans, Vermont, February 17, 1824, the son of Ashbel and Sarah Butler Smith. ...