William H. McDowell papers

William H. McDowell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McDowell, William H., fl. 1861-1865
Title: William H. McDowell papers
Dates: 1861-1864
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms2301

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index 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.

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William H. McDowell papers, ms 2301, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Folder
1Papers, 1861-1864 View online.