Tag Archives: Brigadier General Alexander Robert Lawton

7 March 1865: “Troops are assembling at Lynchburg and Fitz Lee will move up James River.”

Item Description: Letter from Robert E. Lee to Alexander Robert Lawton.  He discusses Union troop movements and gives orders for the movement of Confederate troops. Item Citation: Folder 4, in the Alexander Robert Lawton Papers, #415, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson … Continue reading

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12 March 1862: “A proud consciousness of having performed our duty in these days of trouble & difficulty must be our reliance, popular favor or condemnation amounts to nothing, never give up!”

Item description: In this letter, dated 12 March 1862, Jeremy Francis Gilmer wrote to his wife, Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer, to catch her up on war news. He described probable Confederate and Union troop movements on the Tennessee River and … Continue reading

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