A Guide to the A. M. Allen Letter, 1863 Allen, A. M. Letter Ms2018-008

A Guide to the A. M. Allen Letter, 1863

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2018-008


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2018 (CC0).

Processed by: Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2018-008
Title
A. M. Allen Letter, 1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 Folder
Creator
Allen, A. M., Major
Language
English
Abstract
Letter from Major A. M. Allen to Major J. B. French, written from Columbus, Georgia December 16th, 1863. Letter written by Allen complains that his shipments of corn to Richmond are being slowed by want of transportation.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from A. M. Allen Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: A.M. Allen Letter, Ms2018-008, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The A. M. Allen Letter was purchased by Special Collections in December 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the A.M. Allen Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter from Major A.M. Allen to Major J.B. French, written from Columbus, Georgia December 16th, 1863. Allen complains that his shipments of corn to Richmond are being slowed by want of transportation. Allen arranged to have eight railroad cars utilized for shipping the corn which would make things go quickly. The problem for Allen was in obtaining horses and transportation as the majority was being utilized by the Quartermaster Dept. for use by Robert E. Lee and Braxton Bragg's armies. Allen threatened that if the Quartermasters interfered with his use of the railroad cars he would report them to the Secretary of War. He complains that he has not been able to purchase the new crop of corn in his area.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Confederate States of America. Subsistence
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Geographical Names:

  • Columbus (Ga.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1863