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Catalog Number CML-RHC.42
Date 1875
Scope & Content Robert H. Chilton Papers: Robert Ould to Robert Hall Chilton, Esq., September 23, 1875

Physical Appearance: September 23, 1875 - Ro[bert] Ould in Richmond, V[irgini]a, to R[obert] H[all] Chilton, Esq. - The letter concerns treatment of POWs. Two newspaper clippings are included: a) October 5, 1875 - ["Montgomery (AL) Advertiser"] - "Federal Prisoners During the War" and b) [September 15, 187?] - [unidentified newspaper] - letter from John L. Shepherd concerning POWs and article in [St. Louis] "Globe-Democrat" (fragment). The letter is signed by Ould. [This letter remains in Box 16 of the Jefferson Davis Collection.] {formerly located in MC 3 C-194}.
Archival History The letter from Robert Ould to Robert H. Chilton was formerly located in the MC 3 C-194 files. This letter was transferred to the Jefferson Davis Collection from the Robert Hall Chilton Collection [no date specified]. The letter is cross-referenced in the Robert H. Chilton Collection. The Robert Hall Chilton Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Robert Hall Chilton (1815-1879), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The collection includes Chilton's 1864 appointment as brigadier and list of the officers and men taking parole at Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 29, 1865. Among the extensive postwar holdings are letters to former generals Richard Stoddert Ewell, Daniel Harvey Hill, and James Longstreet, as well as handwritten notes on campaigns--including Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Wartime items found in other collections consist of offical correspondence to Chilton from General T. J. Jackson and General J. E. B. Stuart. The Robert E. Lee Family Collection contains many personal postwar letters from General Lee to the Chilton family, and likewise, the Davis Family Collection has several postwar letters from Jefferson Davis to Chilton himself. Most of the Chilton items came to the Museum from Chilton's daughter, Laura Chilton Wise.
People Chilton, Laura Mason [Mrs. Robert Hall]
Wise, Laura Chilton