|Object Name||Clipping, Newspaper|
|Date||June 15, 18|
|Scope & Content||
Henry Heth Papers: Letters and Newspaper Clipping Concerning the Death of General Earl Van Dorn, June 15-17, 1863
Physical Appearance: June 15, 18 - "Death of Gen[eral Earl] Van Dorn," by "Quis," in "Gulf City Home Journal," [Mobile Alabama] - refers to Van Dorn's affair with Mrs. Peters in Columbia, Tennessee and the residents' opinion that the general "deserved his fate."
|Archival History||Formerly located in the MC 3 H-481b 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.|
Peters, James Bodie, Dr.
Peters, Jessie McKissack
Van Dorn, Earl