Letter by Clement Smith of Peytona, Boone County, West Virginia, a civilian, to Eliakim P. Scammon, Union General, dated 29 October 1863. Smith requests that General Scammon endorse his claim for several boats taken by Union troops in 1862. Smith writes about General William S. Rosecrans and the negative opinions of him held by the public and the press after the Battle of Chickamauga. Smith also observes that Scammon has been accused of secessionist sympathies on account of building plank roads in Charleston. Scammon served in the Kanawha County region of western Virginia between October 1861 and February 1864. Also includes a slip of paper with "W.S. Rosecrans" and other text written upon it.
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A&M 3780, Clement Smith, Civil War Letter to General Scammon, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/2230 Accessed April 04, 2020.