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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number EP-19030624.1a-e
Date 1865-1901
Scope & Content Documents concerning Brigadier General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, 1865-1901

Physical Appearance: Miscellaneous items belonging to or pertaining to Brigadier General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel:

EP-19030624.1a. [n. d.] - Handwritten copy of Head Quarters Army of Northern Virginia, April 10, 1865, General Orders, No. 9. General Robert E. Lee's farewell to troops. 2 pp.. on 1 sheet., written in pencil.

EP-19030624.1b. [n. d.] - Handwritten brief biographical sketch of General G. M. Sorrel. Notes battle wounds, participation in battles, and charater. 2 paragraphs, written in ink. 1 pp.

EP-19030624.1c. November 8, 1886 (date written in pencil) - Newspaper clipping, from unidentified paper - "Talks By W[torn]." Some Facts and Gossip For Home Consumption. From Private to Brigadier General - The Career of George [sic, Gilbert] Moxley Sorrel of Savannah." - reprint of article by F. W. D. in "Charleston [SC] News and Courier" - Discusses Sorrel's military career first as part of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's staff, and then as Brigadier General in charge of his own command. Author credited only as "F. W. D." 2 pieced together columns, 11 paragraphs. The article is glued a section of manila folder. A color photocopy is also available.

EP-19030624.1d. November [-], 1899 (written in ink) - Newspaper clipping, from unidentified newspaper - "The Stress for Men. A Reminiscence of the Desperate Economy of the South." Discusses use of couriers in latter days of the war. No printed author credit, but handwritten below article appears, "G. M. Sorrel." 1 column, 5 paragraphs. The article is glued to a section manila folder. A color photocopy is also available.

EP-19030624.1e. [n. d., ca. 1901?] - Newspaper clipping from unidentified newspaper - "General G. Moxley Sorrel's Memoirs" - by H[eman] H. Perry - Contains a review of Sorrel's unpublished manuscript of his memoirs. 3 pieced together columns, 14 paragraphs. The article is glued to a section of manila folder. A color photocopy is also available. [Note that the manuscript was posthumously published in 1905 as "Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer."]
Archival History The ephemera items were formerly located in the MC 3 Georgia Room papers (Leaf / Sorrel Memorial).
People Sorrel, Gilbert Moxley
Sorrel, Kate duBignon
Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms Farewell address
Subjects Farewells
Military leadership
Military life
Military officers