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Clement Smith, Civil War Letter to General Scammon

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3780

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1863

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 items (4 pages in 1 folder))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Clement Smith, Civil War Letter to General Scammon, 1863
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Date
2011/05/24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536