Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) [Copy Book of E. R. Archer]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.159
Author/Creator: Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917)
Place Written: London, England
Date: 18 March 1864 to 15 November 1864
Pagination: 100 p. ; 17 x 11 cm.
Summary of Content: ”Wedgewood’s Improved Copy Book.” Letterpress copy book from Europe to Archer’s family and fellow officers in the C.S.V.N. [Confederate States Volunteer Navy] with index of letters copied. Written while visiting London and Bermuda. On the cover it indicates the number of the book as ’1’. Blue and white printed paper covers, product label pasted to front cover, tissue paper leaves. (18 Mar) “Some of my letters have been destroyed whist running the Blockade … You are now ready to supply Genl Beauregard with a 15” gun.”; (29 Mar) “[Allow] us to make our sortie amongst the enemies fleet which heretofore have had full sway over the broad ocean … this will be the proudest moment of my life.”; (8 Apr) “I can’t understand how a white man can humble himself so much to become a servant … they are treated with more severity and are greater slaves than our servants are.”; (5 May) “All the Confederates in Europe were highly delighted at … the defeat of [Nathaniel] Banks and & the taking of Fort Pillow by [Nathan Bedford] Forrest.”
People: Archer, Edward R.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Letterbook;, Civil War;, Military History;, Confederate States of America;, Navy;, Caribbean;, Travel;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Blockade;, Confederate General or Leader;, Artillery;, Battle, African American History;, Slavery;, Fort Pillow Massacre;, Union Forces;, Union General;, Fortification;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations., United States. Navy--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Confederate States of America. Navy.Order Image