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Object Name LETTER
Catalog Number 1939.012.00018
Date May 2, 1865
Scope & Content Letter, Original; Lieutenant General Richard Taylor to Major General Dabney H. Maury, May 2, 1865

May 2, 1865 - Handwritten copy of an "official copy" letter from Lieutenant General Richard Taylor at Headquarters Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, Meridian, Mississippi, to Major General Dabney Herndon Maury, Commanding - Begins with "I have to inform you that I think it not improbable the surrender of General Lee's Army and other recent disasters to our cause . . . " Discusses his reasons for surrendering his troops and trying to get favorable terms. (Signed) R.Taylor, Lieutenant General.
Physical Appearance: 13.5" x x 9.375"
Archival History The negative photostat letter was formerly located in the MC 3 M-647a files. According to the donor, the handwriting of the original is in 1st Lt. William T. Mumford's hand.
People Mumford, William T.
Taylor, Richard Scott (Dick)
Maury, Dabney Herndon
Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms surrender at Meridian, Mississippi, May 1865
Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Subjects Letters
Civil War, U.S.
Terms of Surrender