|Object Name||Orders, Military|
|Scope & Content||
Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys Papers from 1861-1864
Physical Appearance: Wartime papers belonging to Brigadier General Benjamin Grubb Humphreys of Mississippi:
MS-19090526.00001. August 9, 1861 - Head Quarters, Lynchburg, [Virginia], Special Orders, No. 37} - Orders to Captain [Benjamin Grubb] Humphreys, Miss[issippi] Vol[unteer]s to detail a non-commissioned officer and six privates to serve as guards at the hospital, reporting to Surgeon Owen, daily. Signed "H. L. Clay" A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], Com[man]d[in]g Post. 1 page.
MS-19090526.00002. A handwritten copy of letter described above written by museum staff. 1 page. Marks: "Copy" in top margin.
MS-19090526 .00003. 2 Railroad Tickets, August 4, 1861. "Soldiers' Ticket" No. 51 - Ticket 1) "From Corinth to Richmond. / South Side Railroad. / Lynchburg to Burkeville. / For One Hundred Twenty Seven Men. / Issued by Memphis and Charleston Railroad." Ticket 2 ) "From Corinth to Richmond. / Richmond and Danville Railroad. / Burkeville to Richmond. / For One Hundred Twenty Seven Men. / Issued by Memphis and Charleston Railroad." A black ink stamp appears on the reverse of each ticket and reads, "AUG / 4 / 1861." Both tickets appear on 1 sheet.
MS-19090526.00004. Original letter with response to allow Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grubb Humphrey's passage. 1) September 2, 1863 - Head Qu[arte]rs Division - Pass allowing [Brigadier] Gen[era]l [Benjamin Grubb Humphreys] to go to Frederick's Hall and around the current encampment of the army. Signed "L. McLaws." Written on the top half of a sheet of paper. 2) September 2, 1863 - Head Quarters Division - Pass granting Brigadier General Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, com[man]d[in]g Mississippi Brigade camped near Waller's Tavern, Spotsylvania County, [Virginia], permission to go to Gordonsville, [Virginia], and return. Signed "L. McLaws" Maj[or] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g. Written on bottom half of same sheet of paper containing (c). <
MS-19090526.00005. A handwritten copy of first letter described above (top margin) written by museum staff. 1 page.
MS-19090526.00006. A handwritten copy of second letter described above (bottom margin) written by museum staff. 1 page.
MS-19090526.00007. Letter to Lt. Col. D. N. Moody, Commanding 21st Mississippi Regiment from Private John L. Irwin , Company I, 21st Mississippi Regiment, October 15, 1863 near Chattanooga, Tenn[essee], October 15,1863. Reports on the circumstances of his captured by the Federals near Gettysburg on July 4 and his subsequent escape from Fort Delaware. Signed "John L. Irwin", Private, Company I, 21st Miss[issippi] Reg[imen]t. 4 pp.
MS-19090526.00008. Copy of letter described above written by museum staff along with donation letter and newspaper article glued to right edge of copy. Note: clipping does not concern General Humphreys. Marks: "NC-19080211" under newspaper clipping. 3 individual items glued to 1 sheet.
MS-19090526.00009. Printer circular/letter to Brig. General Humphreys from M.B. Hewson, May 30, 1864 - [Box 1658.] Richmond, [Virginia]. Printed letter asking for the general's cooperation in compiling "faithful accounts" of battles in the campaign. Wants all details. (Signed) M. B. Hewson, Special Correspondent "London Morning Herald." 1 page. Marks: "Humphrey loan collection."
MS-19090526.00010. Lithograph image of Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys, "Constitutional Governor of Mississippi." [n.d.] "Eng[rave]d by R. Whitechurh for The Land We Love." <<
MS-19090526.00011. A handwritten copy of above letter written by museum staff. 2 sheets glued together.
MS-19090526.00012. Wartime envelope addressed to "Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Ben[jamin] G[rubb] Humphreys / Kershaw's Div[ision] / Army [of] N[orthern] V[irgini]a / Petersburg." Aug [??, ???? (illegible)] - A green ten-cent Jefferson Davis stamp in halves is glued to the upper right corner. A circular black ink postal cancellation appears over the stamp but is mostly illegible. Note written near the stamp reads, "Charge Box 85." Archival folder marks: "MS-19090526."
|Archival History||Brig. Gen. Humphreys' papers were formerly located in the MC 3 H-514 files.|
Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb
Clay, H. L.
Moody, D. N.
Irwin, John L.
Hatch, W. H.
Hewson, M. B.
Campaigns & battles
Capture & imprisonment