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Robert Toombs letter to General Gustavus W. Smith

Robert Toombs letter to General Gustavus W. Smith

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Toombs letter to General Gustavus W. Smith
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1865 March 25
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1163
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Toombs (1810-1885) lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Robert Toombs (1810-1885) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Washington, Georgia, March 25, 1865, "Dear General," signed "R. Toombs," regarding a militia bill, Union operations and strategies, a march to capture Savannah while Sherman is operating outside the state, and the ousting of President Jefferson Davis to save the Confederacy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Toombs letter to General Gustavus W. Smith, ms 1163. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
Confederate States of America. Army
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Smith, Gustavus Woodson, 1822-1896

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1865 March 25 Access Online