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Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Paul J. Semmes archive regarding buying arms and military equipment [decimalized .01-.14]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00508 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: various Type: Header Record Date: December 1860 - March 1861 Pagination: 14 items

Summary of Content: 14 copies of documents and letters, most in the hand of Paul J. Semmes about his efforts as agent to buy arms for the state of Georgia before the war. Contracts with Parrot for guns and DuPont for gunpowder.

People: Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaArtilleryAmmunitionPatentIndustryWeaponry

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