|Creator:||Smith, Gustavus Woodson, 1822-1896|
|Title:||Gustavus Woodson Smith papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (84 items)|
Gustavus Woodson Smith (1822-1896), civil and military engineer and Confederate Major General, born in Kentucky.
The papers of Gustavus Woodson Smith, 1858-1863, include correspondence with CSA President Jefferson Davis, often quarreling about army administration and strategy, appointment of staff, and his subsequent resignation as Major General. There is one letter to his wife Lucretia from New Kent County, Virginia, three reports with revisions on engagements at Eltham Landing and the Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia, and operations of the Georgia Militia near Atlanta during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Also included is an original battlefield map showing Smith's route through Virginia in the vicinity of Fairfax Court House (1861).
Arranged in chronological order.
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.
Gustavus Woodson Smith papers, ms 848. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Original letters signed by Jefferson Davis have been separated from the collection, photocopies are available for research purposes. Permission is required to use the originals.