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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number MS-19110327.23
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date September 1864
Scope & Content Richmond Campaign 1864 Telegrams - Folder 23, September 1864

Physical Appearance: Folder #23 contains the following selected telegrams: a) September 2, 1864 - Col[onel] W[alter] H[erron] Taylor at [no location given] to Maj[or] Gen[era]l [George Edward] Pickett - Requests that Capt[ain] C. W. Wallace be spared for duty as Judge Advocate at a court martial. b) September 7, 1864, 9 A.M. - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to C. D. Haile (via Snead) - Assures that the application was sent to Gen[eral] Lee yesterday. c) September 7, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Capt[ain] Snead - Tell C. D. H[aile] that the recommendation for his appointment went to Richmond. d) September 10, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Col[onel] W. P. Smith - Have ordered L[ieutenan]t Randolph to report to you. e) September 10, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Capt[ain] W. G. Turpin. f) September 11, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Capt[ain] C. T. Mason. g) September 11, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Capt[ain] W. G. Turpin. h) September 18, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Capt[ain] W. D. Stuart - Informs the captain that he will be leaving for Battery Dantzler tomorrow at 7 A.M. i) September 22, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to L[ieutenan]t Jno. [John] B. Tapscott, Goldsboro, N[orth] C[arolina] - Instructs Tapscott to meet Stevens in Weldon on Monday, September 26. j) September 22, 1864 - Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Walter Husted] Stevens at [no location given] to Capt[ain] C. T. Mason at Drewry's Bluff. k) September 29, [1864] - J. A. Reid at [Petersburg, Virginia?] to Maj[or] Gen[era]l D[aniel] H[arvey] Hill at Davidson College, N[orth] C[arolina] - Requests Hill to come to Petersburg.
Archival History The CML Telegram Collection was formerly located in the MC 3 T-804 through T-830 files. The Confederate Military Leaders Collection: Telegrams, Box 1 and Box 2, contain telegrams of Army of Northern Virginia officers originating from and concerned primarily with actions around Drewry's Bluff, Chaffin's Bluff, Petersburg, and Richmond, Virginia, from May through September 1864. Those officers most frequently mentioned in the telegrams are Generals Beauregard, Heth, W. H. Stevens, Pickett, Gracie, Hoke, and Robert Ransom. Folders 7 and 8 are telegrams coming to and from Robert E. Lee's headquarters, June through September 1864. Select telegrams are featured on pages 51 through 72 of "A Calendar of Confederate Papers," 1908, edited by Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman. Someone, perhaps Dr. Freeman, designated the files as "Important" or "Unimportant." Those deemed the former are largely featured in the "Official Records" and so noted. Several files concern the ordnance department, neither sent to nor received by the military leadership and are not included in the above descriptions -- accounting for gaps in the sequence. The collection was donated to the museum as a group in the early 20th century, the donor's family having acquired them from the son of the telegraph operator.
People Paynter, Mr.
Subjects CML TELEGRAM COLLECTION