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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-JCP.8
Date March 18, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from Major General Richard Taylor to Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, March 18, 1863

Physical Appearance: March 18, 1863 - [Header] Headquarters, District [of] Western Louisiana, Alexandria - R[ichard] Taylor to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l J[ohn] C[lifford] Pemberton, Com[man]d[in]g Dep[artmen]t [of] Miss[issippi] &c., [Vicksburg] - Concerns Taylor's efforts to supply Pemberton with foodstuffs (crops, cattle, and bacon) for Vicksburg. States that the officers and fourteen men of the Maryland battery are now manning the "Queen of the West," which has been repaired. Advises that the advance of Sibley's Texas Brigade reaches Alexandria today and hopes to attack the enemy soon after the remainder arrives. Signed, "R. Taylor" Major Gen[era]l. 2 pp. (fragile) on 1 sheet.
Archival History Maj. Gen. Taylor's reply to Lt. Gen. Pemberton was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403j Georgia Room Papers and transferred to CML in April 2004.
People Pemberton, John Clifford
Taylor, Richard Scott (Dick)
Search Terms Queen of the West
Subjects Food
Food supply
Maneuvers, Military
Military assistance
Military leadership
Military maneuvers
Military mobilizations
Military officers
Military rations
Military tactics