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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number CML-JBH.3
Date April 28, 1865
Scope & Content Telegram from Lieutenant General John Bell Hood to Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, April 28, 1865

Physical Appearance: April 28, 1865 - Telegram on South-Western Telegraph Company [Mobile, AL] paper - J[ohn] B[ell] Hood at Union Town, [Mississippi], to L[ieutenan]t Gen[eral] R[ichard] Taylor, Shubota(?), [Mississippi] - Passes on news of Lee and Johnston's surrenders. Does not consider Taylor's army part of Johnston's command. Feels the war will be transferred west of the Mississippi River to Texas. Objects to Johnston's "agreement" with Sherman. Will wait in Meridian for Taylor's return. (Signed) J. B. Hood, Gen[era]l. 2 pp. The first few lines are written in ink, but the remainder is written in pencil. A number label "224" is attached to the upper left corner.
Archival History Hood's telegram to Taylor was formerly located in the MC 3 Kentucky Room Papers (folder 6).
People Taylor, Richard Scott (Dick)
Hood, John Bell
Lee, Robert E.
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Search Terms Shubota, Mississippi
Union Town, Mississippi
Subjects Surrenders
Military service
Military officers
Military leadership