Mead family papers--addition 2
Additions to the Mead family papers (MSS 4966) include several Civil War items including a carte de visite of Lt. William Mead, n.d.; a testimony to the gallantry of William L. Mead signed by J.E.B. Stuart; an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy; a map of Chattanooga & Environs November 15, 1863; a notice that William Z. Mead has been appointed 1st Lieut., 1st Battalion Sharp Shooters; a pass allowing Mrs. Anna M. Chambers to cross the lines with a hat box and carpet bag; and a memorandum sent to Gen. Joseph Wheeler, concerning personal items taken from the body of Mead following his death at Resaca, Ga., 1864. Of interest is a "specimen of the first telegraphic writing made on the first Telegraph in this country by Prof Morse in 1847."
Donated by James Blizzard Mead, 27 September 2012.
- 1821 - 1884
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)