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Collection Number: 05254-z

Collection Title: David Urquhart Letter and Book, 1880, 1933

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Abstract Lieutenant Colonel David Urquhart from Louisiana was the chief aide-de-campe of General Braxton Bragg in the Civil War. Urquhart was with General Thomas Jordan, General G. T. Beauregard's chief of staff, during the Battle of Shiloh, 6-7 April 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. The collection is a letter, dated 25 August 1880, from Urquhart to Jordan describing the events of the Battle of Shiloh. At the end of the letter, there is a penciled note from General G. T. Beauregard indicating his agreement with Urquhart's presentation of the events of the battle. The letter was enclosed in a copy of Hamilton Basso's biography Beauregard: The Great Creole (1933), inscribed by Basso to Lanier Branson, 23 July 1933.
Creator Urquhart, David.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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 David Urquhart Letter and Book #5254-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Dorothy Ingram in July 2004 (Acc. 100313).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Lieutenant Colonel David Urquhart from Louisiana was the chief aide-de-campe of Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Civil War. Urquhart was with General Thomas Jordan, General G. T. Beauregard's chief of staff, during the Battle of Shiloh, 6-7 April 1862, in southwestern Tennessee.

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The collection is a letter, dated 25 August 1880, from Lieutenant Colonel David Urquhart to General Thomas Jordan describing the events of the Battle of Shiloh. At the end of the letter there is a penciled note from General G. T. Beauregard indicating his agreement with Urquhart's presentation of the events of the battle. The letter was enclosed in a copy of Hamilton Basso's biography Beauregard: The Great Creole (1933), inscribed by Basso to Lanier Branson, 23 July 1933.

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2 items.
Folder 1

Letter, 25 August 1880 #05254-z, Series: "Letter and book, 1880, 1933." Folder 1

Folder 2

Beauregard: The Great Creole. #05254-z, Series: "Letter and book, 1880, 1933." Folder 2

Volume published 1933 by Charles Scribner's Sons with inscription dated 23 July 1933 from Hamiton Basso to Lanier Branson on front flyleaf. Envelope inlaid on front cover originally housed the Urquhart letter and has an inscription from Basso to Branson dated 4 October 1933.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jackie Dean, April 2006

Encoded by: Jackie Dean, April 2006

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