Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892) to James Seddon
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01810
Author/Creator: Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892)
Place Written: Tullahoma, Tennessee
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 1 March 1863
Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Summary of Content: Confederate Colonel Gibson writes to the Confederate Secretary of War to protest being relieved of command and demoted to an inferior office. He had succeeded Brigadier General Daniel Adams after Adams was wounded at Murfreesboro and had just been reassigned to ”conscript and recruiting service.” He considers the action ”arbitrary and unjust - as depriving me of my dearest rights as a soldier and degrading me in the eyes of my comrades in arms.” Written from the Headquarters of Adams’ Brigade.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Confederate General or Leader;, Confederate States of America;, Military History;, Conscription;, Recruitment;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Generals--United States--History--19th century., Generals--Confederate States of America., Confederate States of America. Army--Officers.Order Image