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Object Name TELEGRAM --COMMUNICATION
Catalog Number CML-WBT.16a-vv
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1865
Scope & Content William Booth Taliaferro Papers: Signal Messages and Telegrams, January 22 - 31, 1865

Physical Appearance: This folder of the William B. Taliaferro Collection contains forty-eight communications, either signal messages or telegrams. The following list inventories these items:

a) January 22, 1865 - Received at Charleston [South Carolina] from Sullivan's Island [South Carolina], by Signals. "Information from a Deserter… " (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

b) January 22, 1865 (6 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, [Jr.], Brig[adier] Gen[eral] at Royals, [South Caorlina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] [Joseph Atkinson] Yates on monitors. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

c) January 22, [18]65 - Col[onel] [Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] [Peyton Nelson] Page, Charleston, [South Carolina], notifies that another steamer came in safely at 2 A. M. (Formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-9.)

d) January 23, [1865] (4:50 P. M.) - G. Richardson, Capt[ain] at Battery Trenholm [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], inquires as to whether or not Page received the mule that Rhett sent the previous day. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number).

e) January 23, 1865 (10:30 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, [Jr.], Brig[adier] Gen[era]l com[man]d[in]g at Royals, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports that the weather is too misty to observe the fleet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

f) January 23, 1865 (4:40 P. M.) - E. Keith Dargan, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at Royals' House, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], states no report on fleet as of yet due to misty weather, will send it as soon as it comes up. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

g) January 23, 1865 (5:15 P. M.) - E. K[eith] Dargan, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], sends report just received of ships off Morris Island and Light House Inlet, noted as "unreliable" by Jos[eph Atkinson Yates], L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] com[man]d[in]g and no reports from Secessionville or Legare's Point. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

h) January 23, [18]65 - Col[onel] A[lfred] Rhett, Com[man]d[in]g Sull[ivan's] Isl[an]d, [South Carolina], to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Charleston, [South Carolina], list of quantities and types of ships inside and outside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

i) January 23, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at [Sullivan's Island, South Carolina] to Capt[ain] R. W. [sic] [Peyton Nelson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant], "Your dispatch just received . . . Nine monitors inside the bar . . . fault lies with the Signal Corps in Charleston[.]" (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

j) January 24, 1865 (7:40 P. M.) - T. J. Heyward at Battery Trenholm [South Carolina], to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], request to erase "Mrs. Dr." and replace it with "Mrs, W[illia]m H." (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

k) January 24, [1865] (7:20 P. M.) - E. Keith Dargan, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Royals' House [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] [Peyton Nelson] Page A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], sends a report from F[or]t Johnson of observances of ships off Morris Island and Light House Inlet, noted as "unreliable". (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

l) January 24, 1865 (4:15 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, [Jr.], Brig[adier] Gen[era]l at Royals, to Capt[ain] W[illiam] F[rederick] Nance, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates that the tide is too low to observe fleet off Morris Island. 2 sheets, bound, tape hinge. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

m) January 24, [18]65 (12:10 P. M.) - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, reports no change in fleet since January 23. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

n) January 25, [18]65 - S[tephen] Elliott, [Jr.], Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g at Royalls, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates that the tide is still too low for observations of the fleet but notes ships off Cole's Island, Folly River, and Light House Inlet. 2 sheets, bound, tape hinge. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

o) January 25, 1865 (2:20 P. M.) - E. K[eith] D[argan], A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] at Royals, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports observations from Fort Johnson. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

p) January 25, [18]65 (8:15 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, [Jr.], Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g at Royals, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], requests to remove L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] Brown as a member of the General Court Martial as he is already president of the board of examiners for Capt[ain] McCarthy & others, as well as no other field officer is experienced or 'fit' enough to take his place. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

q) January 25, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] W[illiam] F[rederick] Nance, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on quantities and types of ships observed inside and outside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

r) January 25, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Signal Office, to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], notifies Page that his letters came too late to go by flag of truce and that Rhett will send them at daybreak tomorrow. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

s) January 26, [1865] (9:50 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], provides report of ships off Cole's Island and in Light House Inlet, states no report available for Folly River and that Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates reports that no observation can be made of the fleet off Morris Island due to brightness of sunlight. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

t) January 26, [18]65 - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain William Frederick] Nance, reports quantities and types of ships inside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

u) January 26, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports "no firing in this neighborhood[.]" (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

v) January 27, [1865] (1:45 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr. at Battery Trenholm to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, states that Gen[eral William Booth] Taliaferro will approve L[ieutenan]t Legare's application. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

w) January 27, [18]65 - S[tephen] E[lliott] Barnwell, A[ide] D[e] C[amp] at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], requests that L[ieutanan]t [S. Cordes] Boylston, A[cting] A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] for Col[onel Alfred] Rhett, "return at his earliest opportunity[.]" (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

x) January 28, [18]65 - Col[onel] A[lfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Is[lan]d, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina], reports two steamers out last night about 7:30, had reported it last night by signals. (Formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-13.)

y) January 28, [18]65 - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ai]n [Peyton Nelson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Charleston, [South Carolina], reports two steamers passed out last night at 7:30, had reported it last night by signals. (Formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-12.)

z) January 28, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on the enemy fleet inside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

aa) January 28, 1865 (~9:30 P. M.) - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, asks when transportation will be ready for men in Butler's Brigade. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

bb) January 28, 1865 (3:35 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g at Royals, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on second observation made from Fort Johnson of seven monitors and one unspecified ship. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

cc) January 28, [18]65 (12:35 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr. Brig[adier] Gen[era]l, to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports numbers and positions of enemy ships off Morris Island. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

dd) January 29, [18]65 (4:25 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[era]l at Royals to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], requests information on any reported landings at White Points. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

ee) January 29, [18]65 (2 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr. Brig[adier] Gen[era]l at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from L[ieutenan]t Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates, com[man]d[in]g at Fort Johnson, on quantities and types of ships off Morris Island and in Light House Inlet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

ff) January 29, 1865 (10 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., B[rigadier] G[eneral] com[man]d[in]g at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on quantities and types of ships off Cole's Island, in Folly River, and in Light House Inlet (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

gg) January 29, [18]65 (10:20 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., at Royals, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on quantities and types of ships off Cole's Island, in Light House Inlet, and Legare's Point. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

hh) January 29, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on enemy fleet inside and outside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

ii) January 30, 1865 (2 P. M.) - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Sullivan's Island [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on enemy fleet inside and outside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

jj) January 30, 1865 (12:40 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[era]l to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from L[ieutenan]t Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates that the brightness of the morning has delayed a correct report of the fleet but will be sent as soon as possible. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

kk) January 30, 1865 (9:20 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[era]l at Royal's House, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on numbers and types of ships off Cole's Island, in Folly River, and in Lighthouse Inlet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

ll) January 30, [1865] (12 M[idnight]) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[eral], at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], query on the enemy's movements at White Points. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

mm) January 30, [1865] (2:35 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[eral] at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, reports on quantities and types of ships off Morris Island and in Light House Inlet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

nn) January 30, 1865 (4:40 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[eral], at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], "does not object to Dot Not remaining to fix his teeth," endorsed by P[eyton] N[elson] Page on January 30. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

oo) January 31, 1865 - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports that a steamer passed safely. (Formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-14.)

pp) January 31, [1865] (11:30 A. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., Brig[adier] Gen[eral] at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, reports on quantities and types of ships off Cole's Island and in Light House Inlet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

qq) January 31, 1865 (12:10 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr. Brig[adier] Gen[eral] at Royals to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from L[ieutenan]t Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates that the brightness of the morning sun prohibits any observation of the fleet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

rr) January 31, 1865 (3 P. M.) - S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., B[rigadier] Gen[era]l at Royals [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, reports quantities and types of ships off Morris Island and in Light House Inlet. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

ss) January 31, 1865 ([--] P. M.) - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, reports that the officer making out the charges is sick and that the charges will be sent this evening {formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number};

tt) January 31, 1865 ([--] P. M.) - Col[onel Alfred] Rhett at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain Peyton Nelson] Page, reports that the Steamer "Fox [?]" did not get out last night. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

uu) January 31, 1865 - A[lfred] Rhett, Col[onel] Com[man]d[in]g at Sullivan's Island, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], reports on the enemy fleet inside and outside the bar. (Formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number.)

vv) January [--], [1865] - L[ouis] D[aniel] Desaussure, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], at Royals, [South Carolina] to Capt[ain] P[eyton] N[elson] Page, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], report from Col[onel Joseph Atkinson] Yates on number of monitors that can be seen. (Formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-10.)
Archival History These signal messages or telegrams in folder 16 have the following former respective MC 3 locations or Freeman calendar numbers: 1) January 22, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 2) January 22, 1865 (6 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 3) January 22, [18]65 - formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-9; 4) January 23, [1865] (4:50 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 5) January 23, 1865 (10:30 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 6) January 23, 1865 (4:40 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 7) January 23, 1865 (5:15 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 8) January 23, [18]65 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 9) January 23, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 10) January 24, 1865 (7:40 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 11) January 24, [1865] (7:20 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 12) January 24, 1865 (4:15 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 13) January 24, [18]65 (12:10 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 14) January 25, [18]65 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 15) January 25, 1865 (2:20 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 16) January 25, 1865 (8:15 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 17) January 25, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 18) January 25, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 19) January 26, [1865] (9:50 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 20) January 26, [18]65 -formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 21) January 26, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 22) January 27, [1865] (1:45 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 23) January 27, [18]65 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 24) January 28, [18]65 - formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-13; 25) January 28, [18]65 - formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-12; 26) January 28, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 27) January 28, 1865 (~9:30 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 28) January 28, 1865 (3:35 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 29) January 29, [18]65 (4:25 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 30) January 29, [18]65 (2 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 31) January 29, 1865 (10 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 32) January 29, [18]65 (10:20 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 33) January 28, [18]65 (12:35 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 34) January 29, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 35) January 30, 1865 (2 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 36) January 30, 1865 (12:40 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 37) January 30, 1865 (9:20 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 38) January 30, [1865] (12 M[idnight]) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 39) January 30, [1865] (2:35 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 40) January 30, 1865 (4:40 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 41) January 31, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-14; 42) January 31, [1865] (11:30 A. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 43) January 31, 1865 (12:10 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 44) January 31, 1865 (3 P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 45) January 31, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 46) January 31, 1865 ([--] P. M.) - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 47) January 31, 1865 - formerly MC 3 T-801, no Freeman calendar number; 48) January [--], [1865] - formerly MC 3 T-795, Freeman calendar number T1-44-10.
People Black, John
Elliott, Stephen, Jr.
Huguenin, T.A.
Nance, W. F.
Page, Peyton Nelson
Rhett, Alfre
Taliaferro, William Booth
Search Terms Charleston, South Carolina
Folly River
Fort Sumter
James Island
Johns Island
Morris Island, South Carolina
South Carolina
Sullivan's Island
Subjects Correspondence
Telegrams
Deserters, Military