|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.|
Mumford, William T.
Maury, Dabney Herndon
Lee, Robert E.
surrender at Meridian, Mississippi, May 1865
Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Civil War, U.S.
Terms of Surrender