American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Folder four contains documents and letters from February 1861 as Confederate South Carolinians prepared for an attack on Fort Sumter. The folder includes a letter from General Arthur Manigault South Carolina’s Ordnance Bureau urging that supplies be sent to the forts in Charleston harbor. Also included are numerous military reports related to the pending attack on Fort Sumter, placement of military regiments, and construction of forts and batteries. Other interesting contents from this folder...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-02-01 - 1861-02-28
File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Folder five contains documents and correspondence from March 1861. Included is another letter concerning an enslaved man, Arthur or Thomas Lynch [see folders three and four]; a detailed letter to South Carolina’s governor Francis Pickens from Lucius Quinton Washington, a distant relative of George Washington, from Washington DC on the national political situation in the wake of President Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural speech and including strategy and intelligence on Fort Sumter and Pensacola...
Dates: 1861-03-01 - 1861-03-31
File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Folder nine contains documents concerning the Confederate military court of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in 1864 including a multipage fragment of a running list of military courts martial cases listing defendant’s names, charges, specific details of the charge, and witnesses. There are two letters by Jamison concerning court martial procedure. Also included are brief essays presumably in Jamison’s hand, titled “The Origins of Artillery”, “New trial”, and “The Military Courts of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1863 - 1864
File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Folder eight contains documents concerning the Confederate military court of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in 1863 and includes court cases on soldier desertions some with David F. Jamison’s commentary. Included is an interesting petition for the discharge of South Carolina Confederate soldier William Fender, a shoemaker, requesting his return to his home in Barnwell, South Carolina for its desperate lack of shoes.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 48
Scope and Contents This is a letter from William C. Folkes to Robert E. Lee. He has sent a list of Battle Reports from the Confederate States of America (CSA). Along with the letter is a yellow piece of paper listing the battles recognized by the CSA.