Hatch, J.H. (fl. 1861) to John T. Pickett
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03587.38
Author/Creator: Hatch, J.H. (fl. 1861)
Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 20 November 1861
Pagination: 3 p. : clipping : envelope ; 25.5 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: Discusses the secession of the South and the movement of the Union Army into Savannah and Charleston. Reports on the South’s success at Leesburg and at Columbus, Kentucky. Includes personal news. Affixed clippings pertain to the arrest of Confederate States Ministers Slidell and Mason aboard a British mail ship, the re-capture of the Steamer Sumter, and the success of the agent for the Confederate States in Mexico. Envelope included does not seem to have originally held this letter.
People: Pickett, John T. (John Thomas), 1822-1884., Hatch, J.H., fl. 1861., Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871., Slidell, John, 1793-1871.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Privateering;, Civil War;, Military History;, Confederate States of America;, Secession;, Trent Affair;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Latin and South America;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Maritime;, Law;, Government and Civics;, Diplomacy;, Prisoner, Battle, Steamboat;, Navy;, Union Forces;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: Pickett was the U.S. Consul at Vera Cruz, Mexico.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Confederate States of America., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles., Secession--Southern states., Trent Affair, Nov. 8, 1861.Order Image