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James Seddon Commission Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3721

This collection consists of a single correspondence from the Secretary of War, James Seddon and pertained to the commission for Officer William Nelson Garrett's promotion of Major to the 64th North Carolina Infantry. The commission is dated October 9, 1862. He was ordered to report to Captain Lawrence Allen of the 64th North Carolina Infantry.

Dates

  • 1862

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a single correspondence from the Secretary of War, James Seddon and pertained to the commission for Officer William Nelson Garrett's promotion to Major to the 64th North Carolina Infantry. The commission is dated October 9, 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Nelson Garrett served as 1st Lieutenant of Captain Lawrence M. Allen's Independent Calvary Company. He was then appointed Major of this regiment in October of 1862 and then promoted to Lieutenant Colonel May 15, 1853. He was captured at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee on September 9 1863, and was sent to Louisville, Kentucky. Garrett was then sent to Johnson's Island, Ohio, September 25, 1863. He was released on July 25, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. No other biographical information found.

James Alexander Seddon was born on July 13, 1815, in Falmouth, Virginia. At the age of 21, he attended law school at the University of Virginia. In 1845, he was an elected member of the Democratic party for Congress, after serving two years, he declined for re-election. After attending a peace convention concerning the impeding civil war, Seddon was elected Secretary of War by the Confederate States of America on November 21, 1862 and served in the position until retirement on February 5, 1865. Seddon died on August 19, 1880.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2013.

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