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Catalog Number CML-RHC.9
Date ca. 1890-1899
Scope & Content Robert H. Chilton Papers: Biographical Sketch, [n. d., ca. 189?]

Physical Appearance: [n. d., ca. 1890s?] - Biographical Sketch of Robert Hall Chilton, by an unknown author. Five and one-half page manuscript, written in pencil on stationery for the "Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, U. S., Washington, D. C. / Fifty-Second Congress. / George D. Wise, V[irgini]a, Chairman." A photostat copy of the biographical sketch is located in a separate folder.
Creator Unknown
Archival History This sketch was formerly located in the MC 3 C-191 files. 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, Robert Hall