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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-WDS.1
Date January 19, 1861
Scope & Content Letter from William Duncan Smith to Colonel Samuel Cooper, January 19, 1861

Physical Appearance: Papers belonging to and/or concerning Brigadier General William Duncan Smith of Georgia:

CML-WDS.1a. January 19, 1861 - W[illia]m D[uncan] Smith at Milledgeville, Geo[rgia], to Colonel S[amuel] Cooper, Adjutant General, U[nited] S[tates] Army, Washington City - Resigns his commission as Captain of 2nd Dragoons, U. S. Army. Signed, "Wm. D. Smith" Capt[ain] 2nd U. S. Dragoons. 1 page. The letter is partially torn along a crease, and repair tape has been applied to the reverse in places.

Archival History Brig. Gen. William D. Smith's papers and obituaries were formerly located in the MC 3 S-767b files. His red mesh sash is part of the Museum's object collections (0985.3.84).
People Smith, William Duncan
Cooper, Samuel
Subjects Command of troops
Military leadership
Military life
Military officers