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Object Name Transcript
Catalog Number CML-PJS.2a-b
Date July 1863
Scope & Content Transcripted Letters concerning Brigadier General Paul J. Semmes wound and death, July 1863

Physical Appearance: Photocopies of two typed transcript letters:
CML-PSJ.2a. 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. Typed "92" in upper right corner. 1 page. Marks: "S-755A" on bottom right corner.

CML-PSJ.2b. 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. Typed number of page (93-96) in upper right corner. 4 pp. Marks: "S-755A" in bottom right corner.
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
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Military hospitals
Military leadership
Military life
Military medicine
Military officers
Military wives