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Hamilton, P. (fl. 1863) to William Edwin Baldwin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02395 Author/Creator: Hamilton, P. (fl. 1863) Place Written: Resaca, Georgia Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 9 December 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 24 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Hamilton, aide-de-camp to General Baldwin, relates information pertaining to "roads leading from this point, Resaca, to the Etowah river, also to examine the conditions and crossing of different kinds over that stream." Lists distances between various adjacent points, and cites road conditions. Relates that there are four bridges and one ferry over the Etowah river between Kingston and Cartersville. Reports "The information concerning the roads, crossings, conditions & c was obtained from personal inspection. The names of the different roads, their distance, the streams & their courses I obtained from citizens residing in the vicinity." Baldwin dockets, stating "Respectfully forwarded for information of Lt. Genl. Comd." General William Joseph Hardee, commander of the Army of Tennessee, also dockets, asserting that Hamilton's information was forwarded to General Leadbetter (possibly Danville Leadbetter, chief engineer for General Braxton Bragg).

People: Baldwin, William Edwin, 1827-1864
Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873
Hamilton, P., fl. 1863
Leadbetter, Danville, 1811-1866
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryCongressContinental ArmyTransportationTravelInfrastructure

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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