William Lewis Cabel letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones

William Lewis Cabel letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cabel, William Lewis, 1827-1911
Title: William Lewis Cabel letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones
Dates: 1899
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1462 to MS 1469)
Coll. Number: ms1465(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

William Lewis Cabel (1827-1911) served as brigadier general in the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department. Moving to Dallas, Texas in 1872, he served four terms as that city's mayor and also was U. S. Marshal for the northern districts of Texas from 1885-1889. He was active in Confederate veterans' organizations and this letter was written while he was lieutenant general commanding of the Trans-Mississippi Department, United Confederate Veterans.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one letter, dated 6 June 1899, from Cabel to Charles Edgeworth Jones of Augusta, Georgia. It discusses the deaths and whereabouts of several Confederate generals.

Index Terms

Cabel, William Lewis, 1827-1911 -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Officers
Generals--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
Generals--Confederate States of America.
Marshals--Texas--History--19th century.
Mayors--Texas--Dallas--History--19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Lewis Cabel letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones. MS 1465. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1899