|Creator:||Munday, W. S.|
|Title:||Major W.S. Munday letters to Captain Isaac Shelby|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (2 items in portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of two letters from Major W.S. Munday to Capt. Isaac Shelby, Jr. with the Buckner Corps, Army of Tennessee in 1863. The September 22, 1863 letter from Ringold, Georgia (at the close of the battle of Chickamauga) discusses not being able to find a courier to relay messages. The October 7, 1865 letter from Chattanooga, Tennessee, is regarding the distribution of cattle and moving his headquarters to Dalton, Georgia.|
Captain Isaac Shelby is the namesake and grandson of well known political figure, Colonel Isaac Shelby of the Revolutionary War period. Colonel Shelby took several forts in the Revolutionary War without firing a shot, fought in Pontiac's Rebellion, and helped defeat Cornwallis at King Mountain. He became Kentucky's first governor and fought the British in the War of 1812. His son was born in 1795 and married in 1817. He in turn had several children, including Isaac Jr. The writer of this letter, Isaac Shelby Jr., was born in 1832.
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.
Major W.S. Munday letters to Captain Isaac Shelby, MS 2387. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. University of Georgia Libraries.