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James Phelan Letter, 1865 Jan. 17

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Title

James Phelan Letter

Date

1865 Jan. 17

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], James Phelan Letter, 1865 Jan. 17, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

Confederate official. A letter to Jefferson Davis from Meridian, Miss., apparently while on a tour of inspection, describing the despair and poor morale of General John Bell Hood's army, urging that General Joseph E. Johnston be given command to restore order to that army, and warning against replacing Hood with Beauregard, who is not popular with the soldiers

Subjects

  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889-- Correspondence.
  • Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879.
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891.
  • Confederate States of America.-- Army of Tennessee-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.

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