Tag Archives: Army of Northern Virginia

9 April 1865: “I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of N. Va on the following terms”

Item Description: Letter from General Ulysses S. Grant to Robert E. Lee laying out the terms of surrender for the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Item Citation: Folder 22b, in the Edward Porter Alexander Papers, #7, Southern … Continue reading

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3 February 1865: “Resolutions adopted by Humphrey’s Mississippi Brigade”

Item Description: Resolutions adopted by Humphrey’s Mississippi Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia on February 3, 1865. These resolutions reaffirm the Brigade’s loyalty to the confederacy despite the hardships they face. [Scans courtesy of Internet Archive and Duke University Library. This item … Continue reading

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31 January 1865: Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia (Commanded by General Robert E. Lee)

Item Description: Pamphlet describing the make up of and the commanding officers of the Army of Northern Virginia on January 31, 1865. Item Citation: Folder 43, in the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, #1466, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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9 October 1864: “The General has noticed the large number of men (apparently ablebodied soldiers) who frequent the numerous wagon camps and detached encampments”

Item Description: Circular ordering officers to return men on detached duty to their respective regiments and to make sure that men who are not fit for active duty are assigned jobs within their regiments. Item Citation: Folder 18 of the T. … Continue reading

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28 September, 1864: “He desires you to move to the North side of James River”

Item Description: Letter to General R. H. Anderson commanding him to move across the James River to take command of the line of defense and establish a line of communication between General Lee and Major Generals Field and Pickett. Item … Continue reading

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9 January 1863: “I havent opened my snack yet”

Item description: Letter, dated 9 January 1863, from Robert W. Parker, describing rejoining the Army of the Northern Virginia in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Parker was born in 1838 in Pittsylvania County, Va. His father, Ammon H. Parker, and mother, Frances Goggin Parker, eventually … Continue reading

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