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Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker

Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker
Creator: McLaws, Lafayette, 1821-1897
Inclusive Dates: 1886 June 25
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 letter
Collection Number: ms1005
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) was a native of Augusta, Georgia, graduate of West Point, and Major-General in the Confederate Army.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Lafayette McLaws to Isaac R. Pennypacker, editor of the Weekly Press in Philadelphia, on June 25, 1886. The letter is a reply from McLaws to Pennypacker as to whether or not General Fitz-John Porter had received an order to advance at the Battle of Antietam. McLaws tells of his action to find such an order, what finding or not finding the order might mean, even years later. He includes some information regarding his movements in the battle as well.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker, ms1005, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Generals -- Confederate States of America.
Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Pennypacker, Isaac Rusling, 1852-1935
Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1886 June 25