Letters to Mrs. Robert Anderson, Clinch's daughter, from General William T. Sherman. 1864-1865

A Guide to the General Duncan Lamont Clinch Family Papers ( Related URL )
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Material Information

Title:
Letters to Mrs. Robert Anderson, Clinch's daughter, from General William T. Sherman. 1864-1865
Series Title:
Duncan Lamont Clinch Family Papers (1804-1904)
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Language:
English
Creator:
Clinch, Duncan Lamont, 1787-1849
Creation Date:
1864-1865
Physical Location:
Box: Box 1

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842   ( lcsh )
Plantations -- Georgia   ( lcsh )
History -- Personal narratives -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865   ( lcsh )
European Discovery and Settlement in Florida, 1492-1821 -- The Second Spanish Period, 1783-1821   ( fhp )
Territorial Florida, 1821-1845 -- Wars of Indian Removal, 1817-1858   ( fhp )
Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861   ( fhp )
Civil War in Florida, 1861-1865   ( fhp )
Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913   ( fhp )

Notes

Summary:
This collection contains mostly correspondence and newspaper clippings about General Clinch. Topics range from family matters to his military campaign in the Second Seminole War and include letters from the Secretary of War at the time, Lewis W. Cass. The newspaper clippings pertain to General Clinch’s defense of his actions during the Second Seminole War and at the Battle of the Withlacoochee. Also included in this collection are a number of land transaction documents and bills of sale. There are also newspaper clippings and letters about Clinch’s first daughter, Eliza Bayard Clinch, who was married to the hero of Fort Sumter, General Robert Anderson. There are also copies of several wills from General Clinch’s children, several letters of correspondence from within the family, and Clinch’s autobiography written in the form of a letter to his sons. Portions of this latter document are missing.
Summary:
It is important to note that while there are multiple letters and correspondence regarding the Battle of the Withlacoochee and the prosecution of the Second Seminole War in Florida, there is nothing specific with regard to the destruction of the "Negro Fort." The collection is arranged by topic and then chronologically within each folder.
Biographical:
United States Military General.
Source of Description:
Originally derived from archival-level ALEPH record 028036225 ( OCLC: 48886522 )
Funding:
Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) as part of the Pioneer Days in Florida Project

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
028036225
System ID:
AA00017203:00013

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