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[Assistant Quartermaster H. C. Garsonall Letter,] 1864

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Author:
Garsonall, H.C
Subject:
Hooker General
Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
National Intelligencer Office (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 9.5" x 8"
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Tennessee
Date:
1864
August 12, 1864
1850-1900
Notes:
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Letter from Assistant Quartermaster H. C. Garsonall of the Forage Department, Nashville. Tennessee, to Ben(?) or Bro. Horatio, August 12, 1864. Garsonall complains about difficulties in foraging for food and lack of ice for drinking water. He also says he considers Ulysses Grant a poor general because of his loss of 81,290 men and refers to the National Intelligencer for this information. Additional references to Gen. Hooker, Gen. Sherman, Capt. Norton, and Captain George B. Hibbard of Vermont.
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Drinking water
Ice
Foraging
Food
Civil war
Local number:
AC0060-0001194a (AC Scan No.: p. 1)
AC0060-0001194b (AC Scan No.: p. 2)
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