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Correspondence, 1861-02-01 - 1861-02-28

 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 include an application letter for South Carolina Confederate service from Columbus daVega, a Crimean war veteran; two letters pertaining to an enslaved man, Arthur or Thomas Lynch [also see folders three and five]; a letter from Laurence Keitt to David Flavel Jamison announcing the formation of the Confederate government.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1861-02-01 - 1861-02-28

Extent

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

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

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

Contact:
204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA