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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-WHJ.1
Date August 8, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General William H. Jackson, August 8, 1863

Physical Appearance: August 8, 1863 - Head Quarters 15th Army Corps [U. S.], Camp on Black River, Miss[issippi] - Major General W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman to [Brigadier] General W[illiam] H. Jackson, Brandon, Mississippi - States that he happened to be at the bridge when Capt[ain] Moorman arrived under flag with Jackson's letter of August 5. Concerns General Dabney Maury's inquiries on the whereabouts of his Aid-de-Camp Lieutenant John Herndon Maury since his disappearance at Vicksburg on January 27. Will forward the letter to General U. S. Grant to investigate rumors of the lieutenant's appearance at La Grange through a Colonel Lindsay of a U. S. Kentucky Regiment. Signed "W. T. Sherman" Major Gen[era]l, Vol[unteers]. U. S. A. 2 pp. <> "Gen. Sherman 1863." Marks: "C" and "16"? written in blue pencil.
Archival History The letter from Union Maj. Gen. Sherman to Brig. Gen. William H. Jackson was formerly located in the MC 3 Va. Room Papers (Lf 2-3).
People Jackson, William Lowther (Mudwall)
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Sherman, W. T.
Jackson, W. H.
Maury, Dabney
Maury, John Herndon
Grant, U. S.
Lindsay, Col.
Search Terms Vicksburg
Subjects Military flags
Missing in action
Missing persons