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Object Name TRANSCRIPT --LETTER
Catalog Number CML-PJS.2
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date [1863]
Scope & Content Brigadier General Paul J. Semmes: Letters concerning his wound at Gettysburg and his death on July 10, 1863

Physical Appearance: Photocopies of two typed transcript letters: a) July 9, 1863 - Paul J[one]s Semmes at Martinsburg, [West] V[irgini]a, to "My dearest Wife" - Explains how he was wounded at Gettysburg on July 2 and describes his trip to Martinsburg. Mentions other officers wounded and/or killed in action. 1 page. b) July 10, 1863 - Mary Oden, at Martinsburg, [West] V[irgini]a, to Mrs. [Paul Jones] Semmes - Sends a letter of condolence on Semmes' death. As Semmes died in her home, Ms. Oden describes his last days and funeral arrangements. 4 pp.
Archival History The two transcript letters were formerly located in the MC 3 S-755a files. Semmes' saddle (0985.3.28), frock coat (974.1.1), kepi (974.1.2), and sword & scabbard (974.1.3, .3a) are part of the Museum's object collections.
People Oden, Mary
Semmes, Paul J.
Semmes, Paul J., Mrs.
Subjects Dead persons
Wives
Husbands
Death