Confederate officer servants passes and letter
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Confederate officer servants passes and letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: McPherson, James Birdseye, 1828-1864
Creator: Smith, Joseph B.
Creator: Wilson, John A. (John Alfred), 1832-1904
Title: Confederate officer servants passes and letter
Dates: 1863
Quantity: 7.0 Items (6 passes, 1 letter)
Identification: ahc.MSS478f

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of six passes for servants of Confederate officers and one letter. Five of the passes were signed by Major General James B. McPherson, an officer of the Union. These passes permitted the servants to travel across Union lines to meet officers in the 41st and 42nd Regiments of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry. The letter, written by Confederate soldier Joseph B. Smith on July 8, 1863, is a request to permit a servant to travel across Union lines to meet his legal owner. The letter also contains the reply from Union Colonel J.A. Wilson that states the request will not be granted as servants can no longer be compelled to meet their masters across Union lines against their will.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 41st
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 42nd

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Confederate officer servant passes and latter, MSS 478f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2009


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


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1Servants passes and letter, 1863