Tag Archives: court martial

13 March 1864: “Genl Longstreet is playing a very bold game…”

Item description: Letter, dated 13 March 1864, from John Edwards to W. R. McLaws relating details of the court martial of Major General Lafayette McLaws.  McLaws stood trial for his actions during the 1863 battles surrounding Knoxville, Tennessee, including failure … Continue reading

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7 March 1864: “Your presence is required as a witness.”

Item Description: Letter dated 7 March 1864 regarding the court martial of an armorer, Mr. King. Thomas Clayton, who worked previously at the armory, has been called to testify at the court martial. Clayton was part of the Confederate Army and … Continue reading

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16 February 1863: “He had hard usage by that court martial…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 16 February 1863, from Jane Gibert Pettigru North (abbreviated JGN) to her brother.  She describes the “restless” nature of a visiting relation named Sue, as well as conditions at her plantation, Badwell, and the trials of … Continue reading

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