Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker

Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McLaws, Lafayette, 1821-1897
Title: Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker
Dates: 1886 June 25
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms1005

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lafayette McLaws letter to Isaac R. Pennypacker, MS 1005. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1886 June 25