Adams, William Wirt (1819-1888) to James B. McPherson
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01051
Author/Creator: Adams, William Wirt (1819-1888)
Place Written: s.l.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 8 November 1863
Pagination: 1 p. ; 26 x 21 cm.
Summary of Content: Confederate General Adams sends two men, under a flag of truce, to visit their brother, who was being held in Vicksburg as a spy. Asks Union Major General McPherson for permission for them to attempt to obtain proof of their brother’s innocence.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Children and Family;, Yellow Fever;, Confederate General or Leader;, Confederate States of America;, Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union General;, Military Law;, Law;, Prisoner, Prisoner of War;, Truce;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Generals--United States--History--19th century., Generals--Confederate States of America., Confederate States of America. Army--Officers., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons., Prisoners of war--United States--History--19th century., Military prisons--United States--History--19th century.Order Image