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Guide to the Alexander Robert Chisolm Papers
 MS 670.5

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Series 3: Military Documents, 1861-1864, 1861-1864

Scope and Contents note

Series 3 consists of documents related to the military created during the course of the Civil War. The series contains a report on the First Battle of Bull Run prepared by Colonel R.G.W. Radford of the 13th Virginia Cavalry (with notes by Chisolm) and general orders issued by the Confederate War Department and by General Beauregard, in which Beauregard officially assumes command of the Military Division of the West. There is also a pass granting Chisolm permission to travel from New Orleans to Richmond, an invitation to a soiree in Charleston extended to various officers, Chislom's notes on aide-de-camps, and a message from Jefferson Davis issued on May 28, 1864 regarding a bill to organize an army staff for the war.

Arrangement note

Series 3: Military Documents is arranged alphabetically by topic or form.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Colonel Radford's Report on the Battle of Bull Run
August 1, 1861
Box: 1 Folder : 18 General Orders
November 7, 1861 and October 17, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Invitation to Charleston Soirée
circa 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Notes re: Aide-de-Camps
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Pass from New Orleans to Richmond
October 15, 1861
Box: 1 Folder : 22 President's Message re: Army Staff Bill
May 1864

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