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Collection Number: 05305-z

Collection Title: John Marshall Otey Letter, 1865

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Abstract John Marshall Otey was assistant adjutant general under General P. G. T. Beauregard during the Civil War. The collection consists of one letter, 10 March 1865, from E. Willis to Colonel John Marshall Otey (J. M. Otey), discussing the difficulties facing railroad transportation and the movement of troops, artillery, and provisions at the time. The letter specifically discusses orders from General Braxton Bragg to detain trains at Goldsboro, N.C.
Creator Otey, John Marshall, d. 1883.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Marshall Otey Letter #5305-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from B & L Rootenberg, December 2006 (Acc. 100555).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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John Marshall Otey was assistant adjutant general under General P. G. T. Beauregard during the Civil War.

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The collection consists of one letter, 10 March 1865, from E. Willis to Colonel John Marshall Otey (J. M. Otey), discussing the difficulties facing railroad transportation and the movement of troops, artillery, and provisions during the Civil War. The letter specifically discusses orders from General Braxton Bragg to detain trains at Goldsboro, N.C.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Margaret Dickson, June 2007

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, June 2007

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