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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 Civil War portion of this collection has been digitized and is 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