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William H. McDowell papers

William H. McDowell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. McDowell papers
Creator: McDowell, William H., active 1861-1865
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2301
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William H. "Witt" McDowell, member of the Savannah Volunteer Guards (1861), acted as special agent for the Confederate States of America, Ordnance Department.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of travel passes, receipts, and a certificate of election to the Savannah Volunteer Guards of William H. McDowell dated 1861-1864. Also included are orders signed by Captain Richard M. Cuyler authorizing McDowell to procure railroad cars, purchase coal, iron, leather, copper, tin, and carriages with siege guns for Richmond, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. McDowell papers, ms2301, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

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. Army -- Ordnance and ordnance stores
Confederate States of America. Ordnance Bureau
Military administration -- Confederate States of America.
Railroads -- Confederate States of America.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1861-1864 Access Online