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Object Name LETTER --TRANSCRIPT
Catalog Number TR-19690924.2
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1863
Scope & Content Major General Lafayette McLaws to "Miss Lizzie," February 18, 1863

Physical Appearance: [February 18, 1863] - Lafayette McLaws at Headquarters, Division, to "Miss Lizzie" [surname and location not given] - A letter of complaints beginning with the weather. Continues with complaints about Richmond and Richmonders. "I am in favor of giving up Richmond, removing the Capitol and allowing our Generals and troops a free scope of country to maneuver in and fight in and free them from encumbrance of Richmond, to which all things must yield." Comments on resentment of Southern troops against Virginia, caused by "jealousy of her own people." {Signed, Lafayette McLaws. 2 pp., typed transcript.
Archival History Maj. Gen. McLaws' letter to Miss Lizzie was formerly located in the U. T. / T. T. files.
Subjects CML MISCELLANEOUS