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Correspondence, 1860-01-01 - 1860-12-31

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

Folder two contains letters and documents from 1860 including reports from officers stationed in forts in and around Charleston harbor (SC). The primary subjects of correspondence include military preparedness, general defenses, and vulnerabilities of the various forts. Some documents show early Confederate preparations for attacking Fort Sumter, which at that point remained in possession of the United States. This folder also includes applications for the South Carolina state militia from veterans of the Mexican War (1846-1848); an important letter from Robert W. Barnwell who was a United States and Confederate senator from South Carolina; a recommendation for two Citadel cadets; and details of a donation of books to the library of the military school.

Dates

  • 1860-01-01 - 1860-12-31

Extent

From the Collection: 125 Item (1 Box, 10 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA