Title

C.B. Butler collection; 1863-1865

Creator

Date Original

1863-1865

Description

This collection contains correspondence, Confederate currency, a parole form, and a piece of the flag that had flown over Appomattox Court House on the day of the Confederate surrender. The correspondence contains letters from General Robert E. Lee to Major General Sam Jones about troop movements in Tennessee and his desire to retake Knoxville in order to control the railroad in that region. It also contains a letter from Postmaster General John H. Reagan in Richmond, Virginia, to Major General John Breckenridge about difficulties with the telegraph lines in Virginia.

Biographical/Historical Note

C.B. Butler collected several interesting pieces of Civil War history, including a letter from Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.004.002a

Resource Type

Text

Collection

C.B. Butler collection, SMC.004.002a

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

C.B. Butler collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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