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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-LP.4
Date April 20, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk to Brigadier General William Mackall, April 20, 1863.

Physical Appearance: April 20, 1863 - L[eonidas] Polk at Head Quarters, Polk's Corps, to Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [William] Mackall, Chief of Staff - Submits the following names from his troops as requested to be inscribed upon the guns of Maury's brigade: Col[onel] H. L. W. Bratton, 24th Tennessee Vol[unteer]s, killed at Murfreesboro on December 31; Color Bearer L. T. Mitchell, 1st Tennessee Vol[unteer]s, killed at Perryville on October 8; L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] M. E. Morgan, 13th Tennessee Vol[unteer]s, killed at Murfreesboro on December 31; and Col[onel] W[illia]m L. Moore, 8th Tennessee Vol[unteer]s, killed at Murfreesboro on December 31. Signed, "L. Polk" Lieut[enant] Gen[era]l Com[mandin]g.

<<> 3 Endorsements: 1) April 22, 1863 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Army of Tenn[essee] - Referred to Col[onel] Oladowski, Chief of Ordnance. Signed, "W. W. Mackall" Chief of Staff. 2) April 23, 1863 - Ordn[ance] Office, Tullahoma, [Tennessee] - states that the names are chosen by their commanders and put on at pleasure. Signed, "F. Oladowski" 3) April 23, 1863 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Army of Tenn[essee] - Respectfully returned to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l Polk, who will have names engraved on the guns. By command of General [Braxton] Bragg. Signed, "Kinloch Falconer" A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[eral]. Marks: "34" in red pencil. 2 pp on 1 sheet.
Archival History Lt. Gen. Polk's letter to Brig. Gen. Mackall was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403l files.
People Polk, Leonidas
Bratton, H. L.
Mitchell, L. T.
Morgan, M. E.
Moore, William L.
Oladowski, F.
Mackall, W. W.
Falconer, Kinloch
Bragg, Braxton
Subjects Guns
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Engravings, Steel
Military ceremonies
Military courtesy
Military decorations
Military life
Military officers
Military personnel