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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1925.072.00019
Date July 12, 1862
Scope & Content Letter from Colonel Andrew J. Grigsby to William Garnett, July 12, 1862

Physical Appearance: July 12, 1862 - Letter from A[ndrew] J[ackson] Grigsby at Albemarle Co[unty], V[irgini]a, to W[illia]m Garnett, Esq., Lexington, V[irgini]a - Acknowledges receipt of his letter dated June 15 and states he would have answered sooner except for his regiment's participation in the battles near Richmond. States he was wounded on Tuesday "in the left breast" [July 1 at Malvern Hill]. Defends General Garnett's actions at Kernstown. Advises that one of the witnesses, Col[onel James Walkinson] Allen, was killed in action during the "Friday fight" [June 27 at Gaines Mill]. Signed "A. J. Grigsby" 27th V[irgini]a Vol[unteer]s. 4 pp. Marks: "G-386" at upper left corner page [1]. A photocopy of the letter is available.
Archival History Grigsby's July 12 letter to Garnett was formerly located in the MC 3 G-386 files. It was transferred to CML Collection / Garnett in August 2002.
People Garnett, William
Grigsby, Andrew
Garnett, Richard Brooke
Allen, James Walkinson
Subjects Military leadership
Military officers
Military personnel
Military service