Guide to the Stonewall Jackson papers, 1855-1906
Confederate Army officer, from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. Collection includes correspondence, commissary papers, vouchers of Jackson's command, soldiers' leave requests, and other papers (chiefly 1861-1865). The commissary records, kept by Turner Ashby and J. H. Halsey, contain information about food in the Confederate Army. Other topics include military operations around Staunton, Va. (circa 1862), enemy movements around Harper's Ferry, a request that Jefferson County soldiers be allowed to march to Shepherdstown to vote, religious denominations opposed to war, captured property, and appointments of men to office. Correspondents and persons mentioned include James Walkinshaw Allen, P. G. T. Beauregard, Armistead Burwell, S. Bassett French, Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Mrs. Robert T. Meade, and Clementine Neal.
- Collection Number
- Stonewall Jackson papers
- Jackson, Stonewall
- 6.2 Linear Feet, 4723 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Collection includes personal and military papers and records of "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), general in the Confederate Army. Jackson's official and personal correspondence includes requests for furloughs; vouchers; descriptions of military movements around Staunton, Virginia, in 1862; the payroll of Turner Ashby's cavalry company raised following John Brown's raid, 1859; a letter, 1855, to Jackson's aunt, Clementine Neal; two letters by Jackson's wife; a letter, 1861, from Jackson to Colonel James Walkinshaw Allen, requesting permission to allow the Jefferson County soldiers to march to Shepherdstown to vote; a letter to General P. G. T. Beauregard concerning captured property; a letter, 1862, to S. Bassett French pertaining to religious denominations opposed to war; references to enemy movements around Harpers Ferry; and appointments of men to office. Official records include the commissary records of Wells J. Hawks (1814-1873), major and chief commissary of subsistence to Generals Jackson, Ewell, and Early, and of William B. Warwick, major and commissary for General Fitzhugh Lee's Cavalry Division; the commissary records of John J. Halsey, captain and commissary of subsistence of the 6th Virginia Cavalry; and the quartermaster records of William Miller, captain and assistant quartermaster of the 7th Virginia Cavalry.
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Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) was a Confederate Army officer from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va.
- Allen, James Walkinshaw, d. 1862
- Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862
- Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
- Burwell, Armistead
- Conscientious objectors -- Confederate States of America
- Confederate States of America. Army -- Commissariat
- Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers
- Confederate States of America. Army -- Supplies and stores
- Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 7th
- French, Samuel Bassett, 1820-1898
- Halsey, J. H.
- Jackson, Stonewall
- Jackson, Stonewall
- Jackson, Mary Anna, 1831-1915
- Meade, Robert T., Mrs.
- Neal, Clementine
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Confiscations and contributions
- Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
[Identification of item], Stonewall Jackson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Stonewall Jackson papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase between 1933 and 1959. A portion of the collection was formerly the Turner Ashby papers.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff
Encoded by Noah Huffman, February 2011
Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.