Tag Archives: Lafayette McLaws

31 May 1863: “I find that the pamphlet has been industriously circulated, and as I have been attacked in it has become a necessity for me to defend myself…”

Item description: Letter, dated 31 May 1863, from Major General Lafayette McLaws to General Hood, defending McLaws’ leadership at the Battle of Antietam. Item citation: from folder 7 in the Lafayette McLaws Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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3 May 1863: “The Genl. says Genl. Anderson is on your left watching for any movement down the river, has not yet heard from him, thinks his presence there will render your left flank secure.”

Item description: A short note, dated “about 12 – o’c[lock] – night 3 May ’63,” written by Walter H. Taylor, Chief Aide-de-Camp of Robert E. Lee, to Gen. Lafayette McLaws. Item citation: From folder 7 in the Lafayette McLaws Papers, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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29 April 1863: “Today Genl Lee came over to my position and we had a long con-versation with each other…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 29 April 1863, from General Lafayette McLaws, a Confederate officer from Savannah, Georgia. It it he writes to his wife, Emily Allison Taylor McLaws, discussing the Chancellorsville campaign, relating a story of a North Carolina regiment … Continue reading

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