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: 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.
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 (CSA), Ordnance Dept. to procure items for the department's use.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. -- Ordnance and ordnance stores
Confederate States of America. Ordnance Bureau.
Cuyler, Richard M.
Military administration--Confederate States of America.
Railroads--Confederate States of America.
Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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