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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-JCP.1
Date December 19, 1862
Scope & Content Letter requesting Military Escorts written from General Samuel Cooper to Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, December 19, 1862

Physical Appearance: December 19, 1862 - S[amuel] Cooper, at Adj[utan]t & Insp[ector] Gen[era]l's Office, Richmond, [Virginia], to Lieut[enant] Gen[era]l J[ohn] C[lifford] Pemberton, Commanding &c., Jackson, Miss[issippi] - States the desire of the Secretary of the Treasury for a military escort to accompany a courier carrying a large sum of money from Richmond to Little Rock, Ark[ansas]. Sends the Secretary of War's "desire" that Pemberton supply such military escort for "properly accredited agents of the Government or by any agent of whose mission you are sufficiently satisfied. Notes that Gen[eral] Holmes' escort will relieve, if convenient, Pemberton's escort, west of Vicksburg. Suggests that communications not be made by telegraph. Signed, "S. Cooper" Adj[utan]t & Insp[ector] Gen[era]l. 1 page.
<> "Richmond VA Dec 19/62, Genl. S. Cooper, concerning escort for courier, Received Dec 30/62"
Archival History The letter from Gen. Samuel Cooper to Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403h files.
People Pemberton, John Clifford
Cooper, Samuel
Holmes, Gen.
Search Terms Escort
Military escort
Little Rock, AK
Subjects Bodyguards
Monetary assistance