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Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1863 January-May

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 4

Scope and Contents

Topics include the rejection of his resignation by the Secretary of War (January 15, 1863); staying with General Robert E. Lee at Culpeper Courthouse (March 1, 1863); discussion of the [Battle of Chancellorsville] (May 8, 1863 copy); spent the day with Lee who was in good spirits but without any hope of quick termination of the war and who would not allow his resignation, and General Jackson said to be dangerously ill with pleurisy (May 10, 1863); mentions the death of General Jackson and his fears for the safety of General Lee who he describes in appreciative terms (May 11, 1863); and describes his visit to General Lee’s headquarters and assesses the results of recent battles (May 31, 1863).


  • Creation: 1863 January-May



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States