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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-WTM
Date May 8, 1863
Scope & Content Brigadier General William Thompson Martin to Major E. S. Burford, May 8, 1863

Physical Appearance: May 8, 1863 - W[illia]m T[hompson] Martin at Head Quarters Martin's Cav[alry] Div[ision], Wheeler's Corps, to Major E. S. Burford, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l, McMinnville, [Tennessee] - States that he has assigned Colonel Hagan of the 3rd Alabama Cavalry in command of a brigade composed of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Alabama, and 8th Confederate, as well as Colonel Russell of the 4th Alabama Cavalry in command of separate brigade composed of Russell and Patterson's regiments. Discusses Colonel Crews' movements and number of men on pickets and locations of picket lines. Mentions the Board of Examiners concerning Lieutenant John Ryan of Company M, 1st Alabama and Lieutenant J. W. Ackridge of Company B, 4th Alabama. Signed, "Wm. T. Martin" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g Div[ision].
Creator Martin, William Thompson
Archival History Brig. Gen. W. T. Martin's letter to Major Buford was formerly located in the MC 3 Georgia Room Papers (AC4 Lf 11-12).
People Ackridge, J.W.
Burford, E. S., Major
Crews, Colonel
Hagan, James
Martin, William Thompson
Russell, Alfred Alexander
Ryan, John