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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) to Warren Winslow

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02472 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: June 24, 1861 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 23 x 15.9 cm

Summary of Content: Tells Winslow that he is forwarding his request to promote Colonel Daniel Harvey Hill to the Secretary of War for consideration. A blue paper and printed blurb about Davis are attached to the document. 1 black and white bust engraving of Jefferson Davis included.

Full Transcript: Richmond,. Va,
June 24, 1861
Hon. Warren Winslow
Sir
I have received your letter of the 19th inst., in relation to the appointment of Col D.H. Hill as Brig-Gen'l, and the ...desire of his Excellency, the Gov. of North Carolina, that certain troops should be placed under his command and have referred it to the respectful consideration of the Secretary of War.
Your friend
Jeffer, Davis

[docket]
Jefferson Davis

About Br. Gen. Hills
appointment
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People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Winslow, Warren, 1810-1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Government and CivicsCivil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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