E.D. Townsend letter to Col. Henry W. Cleveland

E.D. Townsend letter to Col. Henry W. Cleveland

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Townsend, E. D., (Edward Davis), 1817-1893
Title: E.D. Townsend letter to Col. Henry W. Cleveland
Dates: 1884
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2401

Biographical/Historical Note

"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)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Cleveland, Henry W. -- Correspondence
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Townsend, E. D., (Edward Davis), 1817-1893 -- Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E.D. Townsend letter. MS 2401. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1884