William Buel Franklin papers, 1861-1865.


Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903. William Buel Franklin papers, 1861-1865.

William Buel Franklin papers, 1861-1865.

Correspondence, telegrams, and orders sent to Franklin in 1862 when he was in command of the VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and the "Left Grand Division" consisting of the I and VI Corps. Documents Confederate and Union troop movements, wagon trains, and supplies. Correspondents include Ambrose Everett Burnside, John Reese Kenly, George Brinton McClellan, Randolph Barnes Marcy, George D. Ruggles, and William Farrar Smith.

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