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Catalog Number MS-19500630.9
Date 1863
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Letters and Newspaper Clipping Concerning the Death of General Earl Van Dorn, June 15-17, 1863

Physical Appearance: The following letters and newspaper clipping concern the death of General Earl Van Dorn: a) June 15, 18[63] - "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." A color photocopy of the clipping is available in the folder. b) June 15, 1863 - Wright C. Schaumburg in Mobile, Alabama to Col[onel] A. G. Horn, Editor, "Gulf City Home Journal," [Mobile, Alabma] - claims information in article above by "Quis" is totally false and demands to know his true identity. 1 page. c) June 15, 1863 - same letter as above but on reverse, June 16, 1863 - R. Shoemaker in Mobile, [Alabma] to [Wright C. Schaumburger] - informs Schaumburger that Col[onel] Horn advised that "Quis" is Judge A. W. Dillard of Livingston, Sumpter County, Ala[bama] and has no ties to the army. Signed, "R. Shoemaker" 2 pp. d) June 17, 1863 - Wright C. Schaumburger in Mobile, Alabama to "Ned," sends the newspaper clipping and a handwritten copy of his letter to the editor of the paper, wants the recipient to "make necessary steps to make the scoundrel publish a contradiction," also writes of other personal matters. Signed, "Wright C. Schaumburger." 4 pp.
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.
People Heth, Henry