Major W.S. Munday letters to Captain Isaac Shelby

Major W.S. Munday letters to Captain Isaac Shelby

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Munday, W. S.
Title: Major W.S. Munday letters to Captain Isaac Shelby
Dates: 1863
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.
Coll. Number: ms2387

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Shelby, Isaac
Tennessee--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

Major W.S. Munday letters to Captain Isaac Shelby, MS 2387. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Letters, 1863 View online.