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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1966.013.00001
Date March 1, 1862
Scope & Content Letter from General Albert Sidney Johnston to Brigadier General Alexander McDowell McCook, Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 1, 1862

Physical Appearance:
1966.013.00001. March 1, 1862 - [Header] Head Quarters, Western Department, Bowling Green, K[entuck]y - from A[lbert] S[idney] Johnston to Brig[adier] Gen[era]l A[lexander] McD[owell] McCook, Munfordsville, K[entuck]y - Acknowledges receipt of his letter dated January 30, concerning the remains of General [Felix] Zollicoffer and L[ieutenan]t Peyton. Thanks him for "his respectful attention manifested to the deceased, by the appropriate arrangements made for the forwarding of the bodies, and for the manner of their delivery to Genl. Hindman." Signed "A. S. Johnston" Gen[era]l, C[onfederate] S[tates] A[rmy]. 1 page. <<>> October 31, 1881, Frankfort, K[entuck]y - a note giving a brief history of the document. Signed "J. Stoddard Johnston." Typescript copy of letter described above is available.
Archival History A brief history of the document is given on the reverse. "This letter was captured at the battle of Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862. The left wing of Gen. Bragg's army under Hardee attacked the right wing of Rosecrans' army at daylight surprising McCook's Corps and capturing his headquarters baggage. His personal effects came into my hands, I being at the time on the staff of Gen. Bragg, and among them was this letter. It has been in my possession since and is nw presented to my cousin Hancock M. Johnston on the occasion of his visit to Kentucky. / Frankfort, Ky. / Oct. 30, 1881 / J. Stoddard Johnston." This letter was formerly located in the MC 3 J-525b files.
People McCook, Alexander McD.
Johnston, J. Stoddard
Peyton, Lt.
Zollicoffer, Felix
Hindman, Genl.
Subjects Death
Death & burial
Funeral rites & ceremonies