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Mead family papers--addition 2

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0014

Content Description

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."

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Donated by James Blizzard Mead, 27 September 2012.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1821 - 1884

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)