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Correspondence, 1861-04-02 - 1861-12

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6

Scope and Contents

Folder six contains documents and correspondence from April to December of 1861. Included in this folder are reports of the Provisional Army of the Confederate States after the attack on Fort Sumter assessing the fort’s damage and detailing the evacuation of the United States soldiers stationed there during the siege. Other important documents include a contract for enlisted members of a South Carolina militia company of German immigrants; David F. Jamison’s letter of resignation as South Carolina secretary of war, a South Carolina militia application for Mexican War veteran Jacob Valentine signed by fellow Mexican War veterans; and a diagram for attacking Fort Sumter submitted by an unknown northerner sympathetic to the Confederate cause

Dates

  • 1861-04-02 - 1861-12

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:
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Lexington VA 24450 USA