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William H. Lambert Letter

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Identifier: MS-3260

William H. Lambert wrote this letter to George and Jesse Cox of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 February 1863 while he was stationed in Lookout Valley, Tennessee. In it, Lambert discusses the bureaucratic processes of discharge and resignation. He also mentions that he has been promoted from Adjutant to Captain and recounts meeting a friend, Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, who he had not seen since the Battle of Antietam in Chattanooga the previous week.

Dates

  • 1863 February 24

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

William H. Lambert wrote this letter to George and Jesse Cox of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 February 1863 while he was stationed in Lookout Valley, Tennessee. In it, Lambert discusses the bureaucratic processes of discharge and resignation. He also mentions that he has been promoted from Adjutant to Captain and recounts meeting a friend, Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, who he had not seen since the Battle of Antietam in Chattanooga the previous week.

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Lambert was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on 9 May 1842. He enlisted as private in the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 18 August 1862 and participated in the Battle of Antietam before his regiment was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky. Here, he was honorably mustered out and then commissioned as First Lieutenant and Adjutant in the 27th New Jersey Volunteers. After the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862, he mustered out again and was recommissioned as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of Company A of the 33rd New Jersey Volunteers. His corps, the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac, was transferred West under General Hooker and participated in battles around Chattanooga and in the campaign to relieve General Burnside's forces at Knoxville. Lambert received his commission as Captain on 6 January 1864 and took part in the Atlanta campaign under General Sherman. He was honorably mustered out of service on 17 July 1865, having been promoted by brevet to Major on 13 March 1865.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480