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Object Name LETTER
Catalog Number CML-WJH.3
Date February 20, 1864
Scope & Content Letter from Lieutenant General William J. Hardee to Major John F. Lay, February 20, 1864

Physical Appearance: February 20, 1864 - [Header] Head-Quarters Department of S[outh] C[arolina], G[eorgi]a, and Fl[orid]a, Charleston, S[outh] C[arolina] - H[enry] Wemyss Feilden to Major John F. Lay, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] & Insp[ecto]r of Cav[alry], Tallahassee, Fl[orid]a - Sends instructions from the commanding General [William J. Hardee] for Lay to investigate the "facts" surrounding the surprise of Confederate troops at Camp Finegan, [Florida]. Signed "H. Wemyss Feilden" Capt[ain] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral]. 1 page. Marks: "Metal Case 3 L 95" at top edge. Several strips of repair tape on reverse.

Marks: Illegible pencil writing on bottom margin of letter
Archival History The letter from Hardee to Major John F. Lay was formerly located in the MC 3 L-548a files.
People Lay, John F.
Hardee, William Joseph
Feilden, H. W.
Search Terms Finnegan, FL
Charleston, SC
Subjects Command of troops
Leaders, Military
Surprise
Battles
Battlefields
Investigation
Investigations, Military