Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
Found in 3 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
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19
File — Box: 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with Allan,...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11
File — Box: 1, Folder: 46
Overview Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States Army, attributing it to the necessity of protecting his home state.