Ink inscription at bottom: “Lieut Hulse 121st Penn Volunteers/1863″
Backmark: “J. CREMER &CO.,/ARTISTS,/No. 18 South Eight Street,/PHILADELPHIA”
Citation: J. Cremer & Co., carte de visite of Charles F. Hulse. Philadelphia, 1863. Rush V:42:03
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, as well as by his own predilection for questioning orders.
This is one of approximately 1000 military telegrams in P.G.T. Beauregard’s papers at the Rosenbach.
May 17 1862
By Telegraph from Washington via Fayette 17th 1862
To Brig Genl Tho Jordan
The telegraph operator at Natchez refuses to leave there according to my order. Natchez has been surrendered to. the Enemy is in their possession. their soldiers walking the streets this morning. Is it proper that my dispatches to open should go there? the Operator claims an order from Gen’l Smith at Vicksburg to remain at Natchez. Am I to be deprived of the use of the line in such manner. Has Gen’l Smith any authority over my command? Please define my power & authority & rank when in contact within my command with other Confederate officers. Please order another operator here. This one is liable for mutiny & sedition.
Citation: Charles G. Dahlgren (1811-1888), telegram to Thomas Jordan. 17 May 1862. AMs 434/16
Head Qrs. Dept of the W.
Raymond Miss. May 13th/63
Maj. Gen. J.A. McClernand
Comdr. 13th Army Corps
Col. Duff will point out to you where you can separate your command and march to this place in two columns. McPherson moves directly on Clinton. Sherman takes a right hand road about one mile from town and moves towards Jackson. I want you to place one Division at the point of divergence of the two advance corps and leave the balance in town and back towards my camp of last night. It would be well to leave one Division back at or near Dillon’s plantation. This is where Sherman camped last night.
Citation: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.ALS, 63 May 13, to John Alexander McClernand. AMs 813/23
The United States
Citation: Miss M. B. Moore, Geographical reader for the Dixie children. Raleigh, N.C.: Branson, Farrar, & Co, 1863. A 863g
Rev. John Riddle Warner and Jennie Craig Warner were the grandparents of the poet Marianne Moore. During the Civil War they lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Jennie would die of typhoid in September 1863.
Gettysburgh Sat’y May 9th 1863
My Dear Jennie
Accompanying I send the stuff you ordered. Yesterday it was raining so that I did not go to the office until the afternoon. Was just preparing to go when Lillie J handed in your letter, consequently you have had to wait a day longer for the cloth which I very much regret. The weather this week has been so bad that I suppose Hugh & Martha did not get down. When they come give them my kindest regards & tell them I hope we shall see them before next Autumn sometime. A letter from home last night says they “Confidently expect a visit from us this Summer.” We are all here very much dispirited on account of Hooker’s advances just forward & then behind and nothing gained but thousands slain. I dread the coming summer. I think it will be the darkest time yet, and that we may not have any thing like decisive successes before next spring. Letter from home says “it is rumored, and on the bulletin board that Col. Clark is a prisoner” Their regiment was in the hardest of the fight. Copperheads here, as well as Cbg I suppose, and rejoicing over the news. My opinion is thus God will not give us success until there are more earnest zealous praying Christians. This is what we want, and when God sees in the Army & out of it the right number—and the right kind, then shall we have success and not sooner…
Citation: John Riddle Warner, autograph letter signed to Jennie Craig Warner. Gettysburg, Pa.; 9 May 1863. Moore VI:05:19
John Henry Brown was a painter of portrait miniatures, living and working in Philadelphia. He had met Lincoln in August of 1860 when he was commissioned to paint Lincoln’s portrait for a supporter, but although Brown liked Lincoln personally, he did not agree with Republican policies.
At Emily Draytons picture. Army has been badly whipped at Fredericksburg, Va:
Citation: John Henry Brown, autograph journal/account book. Philadelphia, 1844-1890. AMs 573/14.1
Henry and Mary Warner lived in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh. They are the great-grandparents of poet Marianne Moore. By the 1860s they had three surviving children: John, Henry, and Anne. Their letters to John, a Presbyterian minister living in Gettysburg, are preserved as part of Marianne Moore’s family papers.
Allegheny City, Wednesday, May 6th 1863—2 ½ P.M.
Our Dear Children—Your welcome letter dated April 30th, along with Henry’s returned, & also a letter from you, of April 24th we received Saturday May 2nd—The day before we received yours, we received one from Henry, in which he stated that he had not received a letter from you, since the one he received from Harrisburgh, day after you left Fort Delaware; Mother says, it made her feel very sad, to think you could forget him in such a way, especially when we consider where he is placed, it would make no difference if he was at home with us—Mother says she knows your time is very much taken up, but could you not spare one quarter of an hour each week to write to him? If you care for the souls of the poor soldiers you ought to care doubly for his—I know that a little effort would do it. A short letter of half a note would please him very much & cheer him up; we think Jennie might write him a few lines also, Now John dear, if you make the effort you will certainly find you can accomplish it; Poor Henry he is far away from Home, & Home influence,
Robert Armstrong is now employed in Allegheny City of the store of Wm. Temple at a salary of 600$ per annum—He spoke to Mr. Barker some time ago to allow him an advance they gave him no decisive answer but paid him every week his $10.00 as usual, so Robert availed himself of the first opportunity he could get to advance his salary—so last Saturday when Robert said he was going, Mr. Barker said he should have given him more notice, now that is not the rule Mr. Barker adopted with his employees, for on Saturday night when all were paid off, any that were not wanted any more were informed of the same without previous notice, Robert therefore considered it was ‘a bad rule did not work both ways’
When the Rebels were in Morgantown last week, we began to think they were a little too close to us, for the sake of comfort; there seemed to be quite a loyal turn out among the people and many were dissatisfied that Gov. Curtin did not order out the Militia, but he did not & said there was no danger we felt a little jealous for when the raid was made on Chambersburgh the Militia were ordered out instanter, so we go: prospects look bright in connection with the war, kind remembrance to Jennie, an affectionate embrace for her little ladyship, & remain
Your affectionate father & mother
Henry & Mary Warner
P.S. Last night it was pouring rain all night, has been showering all day & still dropping, we have had a wet time of it. Robert told us at dinner time, it was written on the Bulletin Board, that Col Clark was captured by the rebels—I believe I will not close this until I see the evening chronicle—Jennie says she wishes we would repeat our visit, that we cannot do, but it is her time now to come & see us, and we expect to see you all some time this summer. Chronicle is not come & we will close
H. & M. W.
Citation: Henry and Mary Warner, autograph letter signed to John Riddle Warner. Allegheny City [Pittsburgh], 6 May1863. Moore VI:05:19
HeadQuarters, Dept. of the W.
Hankinson’s Ferry, Miss. May 5th 1863
The Provost Marshal General will pay to the bearer, J.M. Leeds, for services rendered the Government in obtaining information, and for long confinement suffered at the hands of the rebels whilst engaged in such services, one thousand (1000) dollars.
Col. W.S. Hillyer
Grand Gulf. May 6, 1863
Maj. Bowers Gen Grants staff Milikens Bend
Will call on Lt. Col. Brigham and pay the above amount out of a package of money I left with him—W. S. Hillyer
Col & Prov Mar Gen’l
Citation: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), autograph letter signed to William Silliman Hillyer. Hankinson’s Ferry, Miss., 5 May 1863. AMs 813/7