|Object Name||TRANSCRIPT --LETTER|
|Collection||CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION|
|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.|
Semmes, Paul J.
Semmes, Paul J., Mrs.