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Object Name Telegram
Catalog Number 1921.044
Date May 10, 1863
Scope & Content James P. Smith to Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brown, May 10, 1863

Physical Appearance: May 10, 1863 - [Header] The Southern Telegraph Companies - Telegram from Ja[me]s P[ower] Smith a Guinea's Depot, V[irgini]a, to Mrs. E[lizabeth] H. Brown, Cor[ner] Main & 5th St[reet]s, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Informs her of the General's [Thomas J. Jackson] death at 3:15 that afternoon. Advises that Mrs. [Anna] J[ackson] will arrive at her house tomorrow evening. (Signed) Jas. P. Smith. 1 page.
Creator Smith, James P., Capt.
Archival History According to the donor's statement on an envelope in the folder with the telegram, he sent this telegram, informing his sister, Mrs. E. H. Brown, of Jackson's death. He also states that this was the first telegram sent out announcing the general's death. The telegram and statement were formerly located in the MC 3 J-516 files. The telegram was placed in a lobby exhibit on Jackson in February 2003.
People Brown, Elizabeth H.
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Smith, James Power
Search Terms Wounding, death and burial of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, 1863
Subjects Brothers
Dead persons