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Object Name LETTER, ORIGINAL
Catalog Number CML-TJJ.9
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1861
Scope & Content Major General Thomas J. Jackson to Major Thomas G. Rhett, December 21, 1861

Physical Appearance: December 21, 1861 - T[homas] J[onathan] Jackson at Head Quarters, Valley District, Winchester, [Virginia], to Major Tho[ma]s G. Rhett, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l, H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs D[epartment] of N[orthern] V[irgini]a - Reports the arrival of part of the Army of the North West. Expects Brig[adier] W. W. Loring's arrival on Tuesday. Requests that Loring's command be of the forces he brings with him and that it be designated as the 1st Division, Army of the Valley. Desires to know the Commanding General's decision. Signed, "T. J. Jackson" Maj[or] Gen[era]l, Com[man]d[in]g Val[ey] Dist[rict]. 1 page. [See "Official Records," V, p. 1003.] <<>> Endorsement: December 23, 1861 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Centreville, [Virginia] - Directs that Loring's command designation will depend upon its strength and advises Jackson to say nothing. Wishes Loring to give the designation and state which regiments are to serve. Signed, "J. E. J."
Archival History This letter was formerly located in the MC 3 J-516aa files. It is listed in the "1898 CMLS Catalogue" on page 51. Douglas S. Freeman listed in the letter in his "Calendar of Confederate Papers," on page 292, calendar number Va-D-29.
People Rhett, Thomas
Subjects CML JACKSON COLLECTION