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Henry Heth Papers: Henry Heth to James Longstreet, February 1876
Physical Appearance: February [--], 1876 - [Henry Heth] at Washington, D. C. to General James Longstreet, Gainesville, Georgia. Requests Longstreet to put in writing comments he made regarding July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg. Unsigned.
Includes an engraved envelope with "War Department, Antietam Battlefield Board. Official Business" as return address. Written on the envelope in ink, "Correspondence - Gen. Heth & Longstreet / Gettysburg." Written on the envelope in pencil, "My letter to Genl. Longstreet / Longstreet's reply."
|Archival History||Formerly located in the MC 3 H-481c files. The Henry Heth Collection contains all the known correspondence and ephemera of Henry Heth (1825-1899), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. Holdings include Heth's 1861 commission and his 1862 and 1863 appointments. Wartime materials focus on reports for 1863-1864, including ones on Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, and Burgess Mill; telegrams for May - September 1864. Heth's Appomattox parole and his 1868 pardon signed by President Andrew Johnson are also of interest.|