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Walker, Leroy Pope (1817-1884) to William S. Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02469.30 Author/Creator: Walker, Leroy Pope (1817-1884) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Letter Date: 9 September 1861 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.2 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Walker, Confederate Secretary of War, writes to Morris, President of the Southern Telegraph Company. Includes a copied version of a dispatch Walker recently received from General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, commander of the District of East Tennessee, Department Number 2. Zollicoffer writes from Knoxville, Tennessee, stating that it is necessary for Morris to immediately "connect the Knoxville Depot of East Tennessee & Va. R. R., by telegraph, with Bristol- and also establish a telegraph office at Mossy Creek, in East Tennessee." Walker asks Morris to estimate the cost of Zollicoffer's request, and to confer with the Post Master General on the subject. Written on War Department, Confederate States of America stationery.

Background Information: Walker was Secretary of War for the Confederacy 25 February to 16 September 1861. John H. Reagan was the Postmaster General of the Confederate States during the Civil War. Before heading the Southern ...Telegraph Company, Morris had been President and a major stockholder of the American Telegraph Company.See More

People: Walker, Leroy Pope, 1817-1884
Morris, William S., fl. 1860-1865
Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk, 1812-1862
Reagan, John H. (John Henninger)., 1818-1905

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderCongressTelegraphGovernment and CivicsPost OfficePatriotic Stationery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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