Confederate Civil War Letters: Generals, Famous & Other

Confederate Civil War Letters: Generals, Famous, & Other

Letter from Captain Edward Dale, Chattanooga, TN. December 30th, 1864 – Tells of Confederate Atrocities – “One of the rebs placed his pistol at the old man’s face & shot him.” – “The poor fellow lay there until his body was burnt almost to a crisp.” – “In searching amongst the ashes where the old man lay, we scratched up the remains of his pocket book… he had also 2 $50 in confederate money….i send you one of the $50 confederate bills as a curiosity which you must take care of.” [AND THAT $50 CONFEDERATE BILL IS PRESENT WITH THE LETTER!]


2 Letters from West Point Written by Southerners Who Would Leave to Join the Confederacy – THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME – Cadet William O. Winston, Jr. from Alabama & Cadet Llewellyn G. Hoxton from South Carolina


Written from the 1st Capitol of the Confederacy – Montgomery, AL. April 24th, 1861 – Confederate Cavalry Colonel E. K. Smith Receives His “Marching Orders” – Signed by S. Cooper for the Secretary of War

Confederate General Thomas Jordan Writes from “Head Quarters, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, Fairfax Court-House October 14th, 1861”


ALS – Confederate General Henry A. Wise, Charleston, S.C. September 20th, 1863 – Gen. Wise Stays at the Mill’s House Hotel and Meets with Gen. Beauregard!


Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens Writes from the First Capitol of the Confederacy, Montgomery, Alabama


War Date Letter from South Carolina General Wilmot Gibbes De Saussure – Written on Official State of South Carolina Executive Office Stationery – Docketed on the back by Governor Pickens


Confederate Soldier’s Letter – 62nd Tennessee Infantry – President Davis, Senator Cobb, Governor Harris and General Hood all made speeches to us


One of the Famous Fred Fleet Letters, 26th Virginia Infantry, Wappoo Creek, S.C. November 1st, 1863 – As Quoted in the Book, “Green Mount, A Virginia Plantation Family During the Civil War”


Confederate Surgeon’s Appointment – Moved from Sumter Hospital in Andersonville to Camp Lawton – October 30th, 1864


Original Letter from Fort Sumter, June 22nd, 1861 – Remember the Ship that Slave Robert Smalls “Commandeered” on his Flight to Freedom?  It was The Planter… and it’s Mentioned in this Letter!

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