Item Description: Telegram, 14 July 1863, from Miss Rowland to Rev. Pringle, Richmond, Va. Miss Rowland’s telegram asks Rev. Pringle to write Miss Pettigrew of Mount Carmel, Abbeville, S.C., to inform her that “Genl Pettigrew was wounded in the hand or arm at Gettysburg [and] is still with his command.” That same day, James Johnston Pettigrew (1828-1863), brigadier general in the C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia, was mortally wounded in Falling Waters, Md., during the Army’s retreat to Virginia.
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Received at Cola July 14 1863 at _________ o’clock, and ___________ minutes
By telegraph from Ricmond 13 To Rev Mr Pringle
Please do a kindness by writing to Miss
Petit Pettigrew Mount Carmel Abbeville SC day Genl Pettigrew was wounded in the hand or arm at Gettysburg is still with his command.