Backmark: “F. GUTEKUNST/Photographer/704 & 706 Arch St./PHILADA.”
Citation: Frederick Gutekunst, carte de visite of Morris Rosenbach. Philadelphia, 1863-65. 2006.1795
Rev. John Riddle Warner was the grandfather of the poet Marianne Moore and during the Civil War, he lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. These letters are preserved as part of Marianne Moore’s family papers.
Feby. 29th 1864
Rev. John H. Warner,
You are doubtless aware that on the 22nd of the present month Lectures or Orations were delivered in many cities of the loyal States—the proceeds of which are to be applied to the support and education of the orphans of soldiers and sailors who have fallen in the defence of our country. The Hon. J.R. Doolittle, U.S. Senator, from Wisconsin, visited this city and addressed our people in behalf of the above object—In consequence of several other entertainments on the same evening the receipt were small, and the committee of arrangements have instructed me to ask upon what terms you will deliver in this city your lecture on “The Battle of Gettysburg”—The only suitable Hall here is engaged, until the 17th of March—If you can come I would suggest Monday March 21st Tuesday 22nd or Thursday 24th . Please answer without delay—as the com. wish to give timely notice.
The proceeds of the Lecture are of course, to be devoted to the above mentioned object.
Perhaps I ought to mention that the committee having this matter in charge was appointed at a public meeting of our citizens at which the Mayor of our city presided.
Jas. F. Wilson
Cham. Of Com.
The other members of the Com. are Saml. Biddle, Wm. Canby, Edw. J Bellah and Dr. L.P. Bush
Address your reply to
Jas. F. Wilson, M.D.
Citation: James F. Wilson, autograph letter signed to John Riddle Warner. Wilmington, Del., 29 February 1864. Moore VI:6:2
Head Quarters, Mil.Div. of the Miss.
Nashville Ten. Feb., 26th 1864
Gen. J. E. Johnston,
Comd.g C. S. Forces, Northern Ga,
I have learned, do not know as to the reliability of my information, that J. T. Stancil, Jesse Grear & Robt. Waits, soldiers belonging to the 3rd West Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. Service, are now confined at Atlanta Ga. Charged with belonging to the C. S. Army.
I would state that these men have been for a long time in the Federal Army and are entitled to the same treatment as other prisoners of War. Of course I would claim no right to retaliate for the punishment of deserters who had actually been mustered into the Confederate Army and afterwards deserted and joined ours. But I cannot agree that any wholesale conscription act can cover as deserters persons who escape into our lines and join our service to avoid such conscription. Further, I would claim that persons who have been personally notified to report at a certain place by a certain time for muster, and afterward escaped to our service before obeying such summonses would be entitled to the protection of Government against trial or rather I should say punishment as deserters, if afterwards captured.
I believe General an examination into the case herein referred to will show that they have never been sworn into the Confederate Army; that their services to the Government entitles them to the protection of that Government.
Believing fully that you are disposed to be governed by the laws of war, justice and humanity, I subscribe myself,
Your obt. svt.
U. S. Grant
Maj. Gen. U. S. A.
Citation: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), autograph letter to Joseph E. Johnston. Nashville, 26 February 1864. AMs 357/22
Feb. 20th 1864
I have received your letter and those accompanying; to wit. Mr. Newton’s and I. N. Morris’. I may write to Mr. Newton but it will be differently from what he expects. I am not a candidate for any office. All I want is to be left alone to fight this war out, fight all rebel rebel opposition and restore a happy union, in the shortest possible time. You know, or ought to know, that the publick prints are not the proper mediums through which to let a personal feeling pass. I know that I feel that nothing personal to myself could ever induce me to accept a political office.
From your letter you seem to have taken an active feeling, to say the least, in this matter that I would like to talk to you about. I could write but do not want to do so. Why not come down here and see me?
I did tell Julia to make a visit to Cincinnati, Batavia, Bethel and Georgetown.
Citation: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), autograph letter signed to Jesse Root Grant. Nashville, 20 February 1864. AMs 357/16
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born general of the Confederate States Army. He had graduated second in his class from West Point in 1838 and was an admirer of Napoleon. He achieved fame early in the Civil War for commanding the Fort Sumter bombardment and as the victor of the first battle of Manassas. He later served in the Western Theater (including Shiloh and Corinth), Charleston, and the defense of Richmond, but his career was hampered by friction with Jefferson Davis and other generals.
This telegram is from The Telegraphic History of the Civil War; a compiled album of telegrams to Beauregard from Davis, Lee, Johnston and others.
Kingstree – 19 White Oak
Cha Genl. Beauregard
Charleston was successfully evacuated friday night, ^(17th), and sunday morning, ^(18th). The troops have began to arrive at the Santee River. Your order relative to concentration body yesterday at Ridgeway received today & will be executed as rapidly as possible. Taking rail at this place. My health is improving.
W. J. Hardee
Citation: William Joseph Hardee (1815-1873), telegram to G.T. Beauregard. Kingstree, S.C., 19 February 1864. In The telegraphic history of the Civil War, 1861-1865. AMs 434/16