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Object Name LETTER, ORIGINAL
Catalog Number MS-18960604
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1896
Scope & Content 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.
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 ).
People Sorrel, Gilbert Moxley
Harrison, Jacob Prosser, Mrs.
Search Terms Battle of Chickamauga
Subjects Donations
Swords