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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-LP.3
Date January 4, 1863
Scope & Content Letter from Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk to Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell requesting Departmental Papers, January 4, 1863.

Physical Appearance: January 4, 1863 - L[eonidas] Polk at Meridian, Miss[issippi], to Col[onel] Benjamin S. Ewell, A[ssistant] A[djutant] Gen[era]l - Requests copies of official papers relating to his department be sent to him. Asks for general and special orders, telegrams, letters, and sketches of regiment. Signed, "L. Polk" L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l, Com[man]d[in]g. <> "Meridian, Miss. Jany 4th 1864. Lt. Genl Pol. Commanding. Requesting copies of official papers relating to this Depart. be sent to him. Papers and (illegible) send on 29th Jany 1864." Marks: "17" and "Office..." in pencil. A blue "C" is in top margin. 2 pp. on 1 sheet.

Note: Discrepancy in year (1863 or 1864?)
Archival History Lt. Gen. Polk's letter to Col. Benjamin Ewell was formerly located in the MC 3 Tennessee Room files.
People Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert
Polk, Leonidas
Search Terms Department
Subjects Paper
Military headquarters
Military intelligence
Military leadership
Military life
Military officers
Military personnel