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Guide to the Alexander Robert Chisolm Papers
 MS 670.5

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chisolm, Alexander Robert, 1834-1910
Title: Alexander Robert Chisolm Papers, 1861-1908
Dates [inclusive]: 1861-1908
Abstract: Colonel Alexander Robert Chisolm (1834-1910) served as the senior aide-de-camp to General G. T. Beauregard from 1861-1865. The collection primarily consists of Chisolm's remembrances of the war, especially the battles at Fort Sumter, the First Battle of Bull Run, and Shiloh. The collection also includes a fan-like cipher used by General Beauregard for sending messages during the war, with a sample of how the substitution of letters works using the phrase "Jones goes South to night." The materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost.
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet (3 boxes), 1 reel of microfilm
Call Phrase: MS 670.5