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Object Name ORDERS, MILITARY
Catalog Number CML-SRG.1
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date January 7, 1861
Scope & Content Orders from Adjutant General S. R. Gist to Captain Brewster, January 7, 1861

Physical Appearance: January 7, 1861 - Head Quarters, [Charleston, South Carolina] - orders from S[tates] R[ights] Gist to Capt[ain] Brewster - Acknowledges receipt of a telegram advising that a merchant steamer "The Star of the West" is expected with reinforcements for Fort Sumter. Directs him to keep a "sharp lookout for her." Signed "S. R. Gist", Adj[utant] Gen[era]l. A note written across the top margin reads, "First attempt to re-inforce Ft. Sumter, January 7/ 61." A second note, written at the bottom left corner, reads, "Mrs. W. P. Pledger to Chas. Herbst[,] March 6 / 75."
Dimensions: [H]5.125" __[W]7.5"
Archival History Adjt. General Gist's order to Capt. Brewster was formerly located in the MC 3 G-420b files. The order is listed in Douglas S. Freeman's "A Calendar of Confederate Papers," calendar number Ga-3-17, on page 262.

**Additional archival information provided in folder
People Brewster, Capt.
Gist, States Rights
Herbst, Chas.
Pledger, W. P., Mrs.
Search Terms Star of the West
Steamer
Ft. Sumter
Reinforcements
Subjects Telegrams
Merchants
Steamboats
Military assistance
Military intervention
Military maneuvers
Military mobilizations