|Creator:||McDowell, William H., fl. 1861-1865|
|Title:||William H. McDowell papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (11 items in 1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the papers of William H. McDowell, special agent to CSA Ordnance Dept. from 1861-1865. The collection contains several orders signed by Captain Richard M. Cuyler of the Macon Arsenal (Georgia) authorizing McDowell to procure railroad cars, purchase coal, iron, leather, copper, tin, and carriages with siege guns for Richmond, Virginia. There are travel passes, a receipt for boots and for board while driving pilings in the Savannah River. The collection also contains McDowell's certificate of election to the Savannah Volunteer Guards.|
William H. "Witt" McDowell, member of the Savannah Volunteer Guards (1861), acted as special agent for the Confederate States of America (CSA), Ordnance Dept. to procure items for the department's use.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
William H. McDowell papers, MS 2301. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.