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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-RBG.28
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date July 9, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from Brigadier General William N. Pendleton to William Garnett, July 9, 1863

Physical Appearance: July 9, 1863 - W[illiam] N. Pendleton at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Art[iller]y Corps, Hagerstown, M[arylan]d, to "My Dear Friend" [William Garnett] - Sends condolences on the death of Garnett's son, Brigadier General Richard B. Garnett, July 3, at Gettysburg. Comments that he saw Garnett several times during the march from Fredericksburg and "he was always the same cheerful, frank-hearted man & attentive officer." Notes that they could not recover his body. Muses "the enemy was greatly crippled & our Army considerably reduced." Signed "W. N. Pendleton" 4 pp. Marks: "G-392" in red near the upper left corner of page [1]. Some strips of repair tape along fold lines.
Archival History Pendleton's condolence letter was formerly located in the MC 3 G-392 files. It was transferred to CML / Garnett in August 2002.
People Garnett, William
Pendleton, William Nelson
Garnett, Richard Brooke
Subjects Death
Families
Family
Military leadership
Military officers
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Civil War, U.S.
Letters
Sorrow