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Toombs, Robert Augustus (1810-1885) to Pierre G.T. Beauregard

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02469.27 Author/Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus (1810-1885) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 October 1861 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.7 x 13.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Written from camp near Centreville, Virginia. General Toombs, former Secretary of State (February-July 1861), writes to Beauregard, commander of the Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia. Discusses General Walker. Relates, "I will write to the Presdt & the Secretary to day on the subject. While I do not think the President would do the Genl injustice some past incidents between them might influence him to do him tardy justice, that is, do it in his own way & own time..." (This letter possibly refers to General Leroy Pope Walker, former Secretary of War, or William Henry Talbot Walker).

Background Information: Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Robert M. T. Hunter was Confederate Secretary of State July 1861- February 1862.

People: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1809-1887
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Walker, Leroy Pope, 1817-1884
Walker, William Henry Talbot, 1816-1864

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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