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Object Name Testimonial
Catalog Number 1925.072.00028a-e
Date 1881, 1908
Scope & Content Physical Appearance: Postwar testimonials and poem sent to family of Brigadier General Richard B. Garnett. Also includes brief biographical information:

1925.072.00028a. April 14, 1881 - Note from Tho[ma]s H. Williamson at Lexington, V[irgini]a - Makes a brief statement regarding battle at Kernstown/McDowell. States that Col[onel Andrew] Jack[son]Grigsby told Gen[era]l [Thomas J.] Jackson that the Stonewall Brigade could not have stood any longer. Signed "Thos. H. Williamson" Acting Chief Engineer. 1 page. Marks: "G-389, 5" at upper left corner. "Copy" written in top margin.

1925.072.00028b. February 25, [n. y.] - Letter from E. Berkeley at Haymarket, [Virginia] to Mrs. [John B.] Purcell - States that he is thought to be highest ranking officer of Pickett's Charge still living and his friends wish him to deliver the welcoming address at the Gettysburg Reunion in July. Acknowledges that he would be honored to speak of her uncle [Richard Brook Garnett] who died during the charge. Asks for her assistance in getting Gen[era]l J. Thompson Brown and other managers of the V[irgini]a Vet[eran]s to ask him as "I would prefer being selected by the Veterans Association of Virginia than to be selected by the G[rand] A[rmy of the] R[epublic]." Signed "E. Berkeley." 2 pp. Marks: "G-383, 3" near upper left corner on page [1].

1925.072.00028c. July 8, 1908 - Letter from Tho[ma]s Ball at San Diego, California, to Mr. [John] Purcell - Submits a poem 44 years after Gen[era]l [Richard B.] Garnett's death in tribute to him. Signed "Thos. Ball" 1 page. Marks: "G 383-1" at upper left corner.

1925.072.00028d. July 4, 1908 - Poem in tribute to Gen. Richard Brooke Garnett to Mrs. John B. Purcell. "Most Respecfully Inscribed to Mrs. John B. Purcell, niece of General Richard Brooke Garnett, who was killed on the Heights of Gettysburg," by Thomas Ball. Typescript Poem. 8 verses in 2 pp. Marks: "G-383, 4" at upper left corner of page [1]

1925.072.00028e. [n. d.] Biographical notes in pencil on Brigadier General Richard Brooke Garnett. 1 page. No signatures or titles. Marks: "G- 383, 2" and "No. 1" below text.
Archival History The testimonials were formerly located in the MC 3 G-383 files. They were transferred to CML / Garnett in July-August 2002.
People Purcell, John B., Mrs.
Ball, Thomas
Brown, J. Thompson
Williamson, Thomas H.
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Grigsby, Andrew
Garnett, Richard Brooke
Berkeley, E.
Subjects Poems
Commemorative works
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Military service
Death & burial