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Catalog Number CC2014.4.7
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Jean Marshall von Schilling.
Collection Community Collection
Object Type Digital Gift
Description/Scope & Content Duplicate ("true copy") of letter dated October 27, 1864, from unidentified (possibly anonymous) Confederate to unidentified official complaining of able-bodied men in Greensboro, N.C., posing as skilled workers and using bribes to obtain clerical positions as printers, telegraph operators, or in the quartermaster's department, including "favorites" of Maj. (Samuel R.) Chisman, to avoid service in field. Exterior of paper contains notes on contents of letter and possible follow-up steps for investigation. Possibly written by or to a member of the Booker family.
People Chisman, Samuel Reade, Maj.
Mallett, Maj.
Dobbin, Lt. (or Maj.?)
Holmes, Theophilus H., Lt. Gen.
Riley, John W.
Hinsdale, John W.
Ransom, Gen.
Walters, J.P.
Topics Civil War
Confederate States of America
Media/Interactives Transcript of letter. Open document in new window to view at full size.