|Date||June 4, 1896|
|Scope & Content||
Letter from Gilbert Moxley Sorrel to Mrs. Jacob Prosser Harrison, June 4, 1896
Physical Appearance: June 4, 1896 - G[ilbert] M[oxley] Sorrel at New York, New York, to Mrs. J[acob] Prosser Harrison, Vice Regent for Georgia, Confederate Memorial Literary Society, Richmond, V[irgini]a - States that he is sending his sword "brought out of the great war" to be placed in the Georgia Room. He notes "it is a bit of pain to part with this old companion but a Georgian myself, and once commanding Georgia troops in the Army of Northern Virginia, sucha request should be willingly complied with." Provides background on his procuring the sword at Chickamauga. Signed, "G. M. Sorrel" 2 pp. on 1 sheet
|Archival History||Sorrel's letter to Mrs. Harrison was formerly located in the Georgia Room letterbook. The sword and scabbard to which Sorrel refers are in the Museum's object collection (0985.3.73-.73a ).|
Sorrel, Gilbert Moxley
Harrison, Jacob Prosser, Mrs.
Battle of Chickamauga