About the Digital Collection
Official correspondence, reports, military dispatches, and orders. Papers concerning the affairs of the Georgia Railroad indicate improper use of government transportation by private individuals; other topics include the disorganization in Mississippi during the last months of the war, detailed accounts of subsistence stores, railroad equipment, troop movements, ordnance depots, and supplies, after Sherman's March. Includes an official report of the medical director, Division of the West. A letter from Leonidas Polk explains why he disobeyed orders at Chickamauga, and one from Simon B. Buckner discusses the organization of the Dept. of East Tennessee. Other correspondents include John F. Branch, Howell Cobb, B.D. Fry, Duff C. Green, E.H. Harris, and J.R. Waddy.