Dix, John Adams (1798-1879) to Henry Wager Halleck
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02455.04
Author/Creator: Dix, John Adams (1798-1879)
Place Written: New York, New York
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 28 November 1863
Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.7 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: General Dix, Commander of the Department of the East, encloses a confidential report (not included) by a detective from Buffalo, New York. Informs Halleck, General in Chief of the Union army, that the detective ”has seen, as you will observe, a large number of prominent rebel refugees, and, having been with them at the South, had free communications with them.” Writes ”I shall... send a small body of troops to Fort Montgomery at Rouses Point. [Bumont?] has been provided for by the Governor. There is, however, need of guns for a Company of artillery just recruited, and I will endeavor to procure them.” Written on headquarters, Department of the East stationery.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Union General;, Civil War;, Union Forces;, Military History;, Refugees;, Confederate States of America;, Artillery;, Recruitment;, Weaponry;, Spying;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: Fort Montgomery and Rouses Point are located on Lake Champlain, New York. Horatio Seymour served as Governor of New York 1853-1855 and 1863-1865.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Underground movements., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union., Generals--Union., Generals--United States--History--19th century., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Secret service., Spying--United States., Spies--United States--History--19th century., Espionage--United States--History--19th century.Order Image