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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-JEJ.8b
Date July 14, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from General Joseph E. Johnston to Major General William T. Sherman, July 14, 1863

Physical Appearance: July 14, 1863, 2 P. M. - Pencil draft of reply from J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston at Jackson, [Mississippi], to Major General W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman, U. S. Army - Acknowledges receipt of his communication. Johnston states the bodies of the deceased are so badly decomposed that their removal is impossible; thus he has ordered that their remains be buried with the Confederate dead during the cease fire time allotted. Johnston wishes that he had made the proposal yesterday, when he could have accepted Sherman's request. Signed "J. E. Johnston"
Creator Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Archival History These two letters between Sherman and Johnston were formerly located in the MC 3 Virginia Room Papers.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Search Terms Jackson, Mississippi
Union Army
Subjects Ceasefires
War casualties