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Robert W. Hunter Field Order

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4008

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of field orders for a strategic withdrawal from Major Robert W. Hunter / AAAG (C.S.A.) at General Edward Johnson's headquarters to Colonel B.T. Johnson of Jones' Brigade. The orders direct Col. Johnson to quietly round up his men and while observing the "strictest silence," wait until 11:00 p.m. to be relieved. The orders continue saying that if no relief comes to "quietly withdraw" to WIlliamsport, Maryland, with no drums beaten or signals sounded.

Dates

  • 1863 July 13

Creator

Physical Description

considerable brown staining on left side, moderately stained in other areas; top half of first page very worn making that part of the letter very faint but still decipherable; written in pencil

Biographical / Historical

Major Robert W. Hunter served on the staff of several prominent generals. At the time of this order, he was on the staff of Major General Edward Johnson.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Field orders for a strategic withdrawal from Major Robert W. Hunter / AAAG (C.S.A.) at General Edward Johnson's headquarters to Colonel B.T. Johnson of Jones' Brigade

Provenance

purchased from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc., 2014

Physical Description

considerable brown staining on left side, moderately stained in other areas; top half of first page very worn making that part of the letter very faint but still decipherable; written in pencil

General

Transcription available

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Robert W. Hunter Field Order
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
August 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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