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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-TJJ.5
Date August 16, 1861
Scope & Content Brigadier General Thomas J. Jackson to Colonel Thomas Jordan, August 16, 1861

Physical Appearance: August 16, 1861 - Thomas Jonathan Jackson at Head Q[uarte]rs, 1st Brigade, to Colonel Thomas Jordan, Assistant Adjutant General - Acknowledges that General Beauregard has the "colors" of the 1st Michigan Regiment. Notes that Private James Glenn of Company A, 27th Virginia Infantry was the one who captured them. Requests that Beauregard return the flag(s) to him by the letter's bearer, Lieutenant Colonel Jones, as Jackson "desires having our mention made of the capture, and then dispose of the colors as Gen[eral] Johnston may direct." Signed, "T. J. Jackson" Brigadier General, Provisional Army of the Confederate States. 1 page. A photocopy of the letter is available in the folder. The letter is very fragile, having separated along fold lines. <<>> Endorsement: [n. d.] - [Head Quarters, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac] - Referred to Gen[era]l J[oseph] E. Johnston. Advises that the "colors" alluded to, with other "colors" captured July 20, are collected at this headquarters to be sent with his report to the General Com[man]d[in]g. Wants the flags sent on to the War Department. Signed, "G. T. Beauregard" Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g, 1stg Corps, A[rmy] of [the] Potomac".
Archival History This letter was formerly located in the MC 3 Virginia Room files.
People Jordan, Thomas
Subjects CML JACKSON COLLECTION