|Creator:||Townsend, E. D., (Edward Davis), 1817-1893|
|Title:||E.D. Townsend letter to Col. Henry W. Cleveland|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
"Townsend was principal executive officer of the War Department during the Civil War and was in close contact with President Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. He was chosen to represent the army at the various funerals for Lincoln. As adjutant general of the army, he also was responsible for developing the plan for a United States military prison, resulting in the establishment of the prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas." -- "Edward Davis Townsend Collection." Online Archives of California. http://content.cdlib.org/ (Retrieved May 20, 2009)
Henry W. Cleveland "acted as private secretary to Vice President Alexander H. Stephens of the Confederate Government during the civil war. He also was Mr. Stephens's biographer. He served in the Confederate Army and was on President Jefferson Davis's staff." -- "Cleveland Library Sale." New York Times. May 3, 1908. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free (Retrieved May 20, 2009)
The collection consists of a letter from Major General E.D. Townsend to Col. Henry W. Cleveland regarding particular events of the Civil War in Georgia, particularly early in the war, 1861.
E.D. Townsend letter. MS 2401. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.