Creator

Date Original

1863

Description

This letter discusses the court proceedings against a man named Captain Harman.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in 1815 near Fredricksburg, Virginia, James Alexander Seddon served as the Secretary of Warfor the Confederacy from November 1862 until his resignation in January 1865. He studied law at theUniversity of Virginia and became active in politics beginning in the 1840s. During his time as Secretaryof War, he tried to minimize publicity about food shortages in an effort to keep morale high. After the warhe returned to Sabot Hill, his plantation located in Goochland County, Virginia, where he remained untilhis death in 1880.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.021

Resource Type

Text

Collection

James A. Seddon letter, SMC.005.021

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James A. Seddon letter, 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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