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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-LP.2
Date March 14, 1862
Scope & Content Letter from Assistant Adjutant General Thomas Jordan to Major General Leonidas Polk, March 14, 1862

Physical Appearance: March 14, 1862 - Thomas Jordan at Head Quarters, Army of the Mississippi, Jackson, Tenn[essee], to Maj[or] Gen[era]l L[eonidas] Polk, Com[man]d[in]g, Humboldt, Tenn[essee] - Sends instructions from the Commanding General [Albert Sidney Johnston] for Major King to make a detailed full report of the skirmish at Paris, Kentucky. Notes that the commanding general thinks the circumstances surrounding the troops's surprise by the enemy indicate neglect in duty by the officers in command there. Signed, "Thomas Jordan" A[ssistant] Adj[utan]t Gen[era]l. <> "Col. Jordan k- March 14, Wishes instructions given to Maj. King and make report(?) of engagement." Marks: "33" in red pencil, and black markings towards bottom. 1 page.
Archival History AAG Jordan's letter to Maj. Gen. Polk was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403l files.
People Polk, Leonidas
Jordan, Thomas
Johnston, Albert Sidney
King, Maj.
Search Terms Negligence
Neglect
Enemy attack
Surprise attack
Report
Subjects Command of troops
Military leadership
Military maneuvers
Military personnel
Surprise
Military officers