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Guide to the Stonewall Jackson papers, 1855-1906

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
Title
Stonewall Jackson papers 1855-1906
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.2 Linear Feet, 4723 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1855-1906 (Jackson)
(1 folder)
Box 1
Legal papers, 1861-1862
(1 folder)
Box 1
Financial papers, 1860
(1 folder)
Box 1
Miscellany, 1862
(1 folder)
Box 1
Commissary papers, 1861 June 21-December 31 (Hawks)
(24 folders)
Box 1
Commissary papers, 1862 January 1- September 19 (Hawks)
(28 folders)
Box 2
Commissary papers, 1862 September 20-December 31 (Hawks)
(51 folders)
Box 3
Commissary papers, 1863 January 1-February 28 (Hawks)
(14 folders)
Box 4
Commissary papers, 1863 March (Hawks)
(13 folders)
Box 5
Commissary papers, 1863 April 1-May 31
(9 folders)
Box 6
Commissary papers, 1863 June 1-October 31
(9 folders)
Box 7
Commissary papers, 1863 November 9-1864 June 7
(8 folders)
Box 8
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1861-1862 (Turner Ashby)
(6 folders)
Box 9
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1862 (Miller)
(8 folders)
Box 10
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1862 (Miller)
(9 folders)
Box 11
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1862 (Miller and Halsey)
(13 folders)
Box 12
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1862 January-March (Miller)
(2 folders)
Box 13
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1862 March-May (Miller and Halsey)
(2 folders)
Box 13
Commissary papers, Cavalry, 1863 January-March (Miller and Halsey)
(1 folder)
Box 13

Historical Note

Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) was a Confederate Army officer from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stonewall Jackson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Noah Huffman, February 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.