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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-JEJ.8a
Date July 14, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from Major General William T. Sherman to General Joseph E. Johnston, July 14, 1863

Physical Appearance: July 14, 1863 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs [U. S.] Army before Jackson, [Mississippi], W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman to General J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston, [Jackson] - Acknowledges receipt of his letter by truce. Sherman has ordered a cease fire and a flag of truce to shown on the Clinton Road until 4 P. M. He thanks him for the offer to bury the dead who fill on the South Front Road the day before yesterday and asks if he might send two or three subordinate officers identify the deceased, as well as having their remains removed. Signed "W. T. Sherman" Maj[or] Gen[era]l, Comm[andin]g.
Creator Sherman, William Tecumseh
Archival History These two letters between Sherman and Johnston were formerly located in the MC 3 Virginia Room Papers.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Search Terms Jackson, Mississippi
Union Army
Subjects Ceasefires
War casualties