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14 December 1864: “I respectfully request that all men belonging to this army and any reinforcements that can be spared be sent forward as soon as possible.”

Item Description: Telegram from General Good to General Beauregard sent on December 14, 1864 from the vicinity of Nashville, TN.  He reports on enemy movements near Memphis, TN and requests reinforcements. Item Citation: In Folder 9 of the William Asbury … Continue reading

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4 October 1864: “Useless to send further orders to cross the troops”

Item Description: A copy of a telegram dated October 4th, from Lt. General R. Taylor to General Braxton Bragg regarding the order of a pardon for deserters by General E. Kirby Smith. The reverse side records the results of the … Continue reading

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22 October 1862: “Hurry up the reinforcements for Gods sake.”

Item description: Telegram, 22 October 1862, from Colonel William Stephen Walker of the Third Military District of South Carolina, commanding officer at Pocotaligo, South Carolina to Confederate Brigadier General Thomas Jordan. More about the Battle of Pocotaligo Bridge: The Battle … Continue reading

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15 April 1861: “You can get no troops from North Carolina…”

Item description: Telegram of 15 April 1861 from United States Secretary of War Simon Cameron to North Carolina Governor John W. Ellis requesting that Ellis deploy two regiments of North Carolina troops into service, together with what appears to be … Continue reading

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